We use CCTV as a tool to help us keep the public safe and catch
those suspected of criminal activity on the railways.
With the help of CCTV, we can:
- Monitor potentially hazardous situations
- Identify and follow suspects
- Provide powerful evidence in court
- Boost public confidence with cameras acting as a deterrent
We have access to 55,000 via a London-based
CCTV Hub where we download images to create evidence packages,
and identify suspects. We can also track individuals in real
time where we have intelligence to suspect them.
Our team of crime reduction officers advise
railway businesses on their CCTV needs and we work closely with
them to ensure that we are able to get any new images into the
Railway operators own and manage CCTV systems.
In London, the Network Rail system covers 15 mainline stations with
1,800 cameras that record continuously. A dedicated retrieval suite
employs specialist staff who manage the archiving, integrity and
preservation of recordings and help our officers interpret the
London Underground operates over 12,000
cameras on its stations and trains. These cameras are managed and
recorded locally and in many instances can also be viewed in the
BTP Hub where we develop intelligence about particular locations
How we use CCTV
Our aim is to use CCTV in a
responsible way. This includes respecting the privacy of others,
and using or storing only the footage we need to aid our
investigations or operations.