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British Transport Police: Lancashire

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 212323, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the financial contributions made by train operating companies running services across West Lancashire to the operations of British Transport Police (a) at stations on those lines and (b) on train service services running between Blackpool and Preston.

Answered on

29 January 2019

The level of financial contributions made by train operators is a matter for the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). Railway policing charges are levied by the BTPA using a cost allocation model based on a number of data inputs (including track mileage, crime levels, passenger numbers, number of stations) to determine each train operator’s annual contribution.

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