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Kent CRP promotes the importance of rail safety

Kent Community Rail Partnership (CRP), working with Southeastern, British Transport Police (BTP) and the Dawn Patrol group of Rotary International, have recently been highlighting rail safety messages at Maidstone West Station.

On 11 August, the team spoke to passengers about rail safety, providing useful tips to keep safe and handed out over 100 copies of the BTP 61016 cards that promote the discreet way to report non-emergency incidents on trains and at stations. The Dawn Patrol group also used the day to encourage passengers to give their views on station safety. The results will be shared with Southeastern to provide valuable insight into people’s perceptions of safety at railway stations in the area.

Gary Outram, Project Officer for Kent CRP said:

“The 61016 cards are a simple way to highlight how the public can make a difference and help British Transport Police to keep the railways a safe place. The support from volunteers distributing the cards and promoting participation in detailed surveys of personal safety and security at stations was invaluable, I cannot thank them enough.”