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British Transport Police: Lancashire

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 212324, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with British Transport Police on the level of their presence at Blackpool North and Preston stations at (a) peak commuting times, (b) stations from nine pm onwards in the evenings and (c) peak holiday season times on the lines between Blackpool and Preston stations over the last 12 months.

Answered on

29 January 2019

Deployment of officers is a matter for the BTP’s Chief Constable. However, BTP manages its resources based on threat, risk and harm assessments.

BTP works closely with its rail industry partners and regularly engages with them over matters such as the policing of railway stations.

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