Project: Improving Personal Security on Trains

Reference: UG440B

Last update: 04/02/2005 12:05:53

Objectives

The specific objectives of the research include:

1. identify good practice governing the building, refurbishment and management of railway passenger rolling stock;
2. consideration of and recommendations about different ways of enabling operators to act on the guidance;
3. produce draft concise and readable guidance based on the results of distribution to stakeholders as the basis for discussion and consultation;
4. propose a timetabled strategy for engaging all key stakeholders in the consultation process.

Description

This project is the first stage of a three stage collaboration with British Transport Police and SRA. It is intended to deliver a report on good practice governing the building, refurbishment and management of railway passenger rolling stock. This will form the basis of consultation with key stakeholders in the industry to develop a guidance.

Contractor(s)

Crime Concern
Regional Director, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TS

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £47,000.00

Actual start date: 01 August 2003

Actual completion date: 30 November 2004

Summary of results

  1. Drafting of a code of practice, in consultation with key stakeholders, to provide a menu of good practice options in varying train operating environments, using such materials as the findings of stage 1 of this project, the Secure Stations Scheme and the Disability Discrimination Act.
    Drafting of a ratings system to cover such issues as crime data collection, consultation procedures, passenger perceptions, and design and management auditing.
    Drafting of an approvals process for new build and refurbished rolling stock.
    Piloting of the proposed Scheme with a Train Operating Company.