The threat from terrorism to the
United Kingdom is serious. Our job is to keep everyone who travels
and works on the rail network safe.
To do this we use a range of overt and covert
policing tactics, which are under constant review. We work with a
range of partners, including other police forces and the
government. We also work closely with rail staff, providing
security awareness training, regular briefings and security
You can expect to see our officers on the
network keeping you safe and secure. Find out more about
Project Servator– how we deter, detect and disrupt a wide range
of criminal activity on the rail network while providing a
We also rely on help and support from the
public and rail industry to maintain security on the railway.
What can I do to keep myself safe?
Be alert not alarmed, and remain vigilant at
all times when travelling on the railway and when you are at
stations. Follow instructions from rail staff or police
You can find advice on travelling
abroad from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Stay safe in the event of a firearms and weapons attack
This short film sets out practical steps that
you can take to stay safe in the event of a firearms or weapons
attack. You can visit the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
'Stay Safe' page for more information.
You should always report unattended items so
they can be checked. Don’t leave it to someone else to report
- Tell a police officer or member of rail
- Call 0800 40 50 40
61016 (When an emergency response isn’t
- In an emergency, always call
Communities defeat terrorism. Make nothing
You can help police keep communities safe by reporting your
concerns about suspicious activity on 0800 789
321. Your call could save lives.
Don’t worry about wasting police time or getting someone into
trouble. Let us decide if the information is important. What you
tell us is treated in the strictest confidence and is thoroughly
researched by experienced officers before, and if, any police
action is taken. No call or click will be ignored.
Be aware of what is going on around you – of anything that strikes
you as different or unusual, or anyone that you feel is acting
suspiciously – it could be someone you know or even someone or
something you notice when you are out and about that doesn’t feel
Examples of suspicious activity could include someone
- appears to be carrying out surveillance; taking photos of
security arrangements for example;
- has firearms or other weapons or has shown an interest in
- is visiting the dark web, or ordering unusual items
- has bought or hired a vehicle in suspicious circumstances;
- has bought or stored large amounts of chemicals, fertiliser or
gas cylinders for no obvious reasons, or is researching acquiring
- has undergone an extreme and unexplained change in their
- is carrying out suspicious transactions on their bank
- holds passports or other documents in different names for no
- travels for long periods of time, but is vague about where
Remember – in an emergency always dial 999.
If you see something that concerns you, ACT. Action Counters
Find out more about how you can
help defeat terrorism.
Reporting online content
You can stop terrorists and online extremists by reporting
online content anonymously.
The internet can be used to promote, glorify or help carry out
acts of terrorism and extremism. We need your help to stop it.
Report online content which concerns you or which you think
could be illegal by visiting gov.uk/ACT
A specialist national police unit will review your online
referral and work with industry partners to seek the removal of any
content that breaches terrorism legislation.
You can report:
- Articles, images, speeches or videos that promote terrorism or
- Online content encouraging people to commit
acts of terrorism
- Websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations
- Videos of terrorist attacks
If you come across potentially illegal or offensive material on
internet sites, chat rooms or other web-based forums, report your
concerns anonymously at gov.uk/ACT
I work on the railway, how can I get more advice on how to keep
the network safe?
We hold regular Project Griffin awareness days for a wide range
of industry partners across the country. The aims of these sessions
- Raise awareness of terrorism and crime issues
- Enable sharing and gathering of intelligence and
- Build effective working relationships across the rail
- Empower people to report suspicious activity
We can also arrange to visit your workplace to deliver this
To find out more about how to access this training, please
email us and we
will respond within three working days. Please don’t use this email
address to report something to us. In an emergency always call