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CPS can take no further action over Belly Mujinga

When Belly Mujinga, a ticket office worker with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Southern at London Victoria station, died of coronavirus in April after being spat at on the station concourse, he colleagues and her union were up...

All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras

The British Transport Police will start an immediate roll-out of body worn cameras to its frontline officers to bring about "speedier justice for victims."

Specialist firearms officers to patrol UK train services

The British Transport Police has announced that trained firearm officers are to start patrolling onboard trains following the UK's increased terror threat level to critical. Armed officers have been patrolling the London Underground since December but this will mark the first...

British Transport Police ramps up presence following Manchester bombing

Members of the public should expect to see more police patrolling Britain’s railway stations following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night. British Transport Police (BTP) will be deploying ‘more officers than usual’ – including armed personnel – on...

DB to invest €40m in video surveillance

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to invest 40 million euros in improving CCTV systems across the German rail network. The new cameras will improve coverage at some of the country's key stations. There are currently 4,800 cameras at around 640 stations around...

Crime levels rise on Tube network despite record low stats

Crime on London's public transport system has fallen to its lowest ever level despite an increase in criminal activity on parts of the rail network, according to new figures released today. Annual figures published by the Metropolitan Police Service and...

Cannabis factory discovered in disused railway tunnels

Four men have been jailed after police discovered a commercial-scale cannabis factory in a disused railway tunnel in north Wales. Officers recovered 1,207 plants in various stages of growth from the Faenol Tunnels in Bangor. The cannabis factory was hidden behind...

BTP statement: Train guard jailed for manslaughter

BTP has released a statement following the sentencing of a train guard to five years in jail for manslaughter. Christopher McGee, 45, of Edenhurst Avenue, Wallasey, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following a trial at Liverpool Crown...

£25,000 reward offered for Angus derailment leads

A £25,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest of those responsible for a train derailment in Angus. The front section of the 8.04am passenger service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen came off the tracks at...

BTP launches investigation into Angus derailment

BTP officers believe an object placed deliberately on a rail track in Angus caused the derailment of a CrossCountry service at the weekend. The front section of the 8.04am passenger service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen came off the tracks at...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.