Rail is the safest form of travel in Britain. We want
to help you prepare for your journey and empower you to
stay safe while you travel.
- Plan your journey before you travel.
- Make sure someone knows when and where you are travelling.
Carry a mobile phone in case you need to contact them.
- If you have restricted movement, check beforehand that each
station can provide you the access you need.
- When travelling in a group, arrange a meeting point in case you
get separated and supply everyone with the same contact
- Be aware of your surroundings and look confident about
where you are going.
- Avoid poorly lit areas and try to stay in sight of CCTV cameras
or close to other people.
- Avoid listening to personal stereos, as they can prevent
you from being aware of what's happening around you.
- Keep your own belongings close to you and make
sure valuables are kept out of sight.
- Report unattended bags or packages immediately.
On the train
- When you board, choose a carriage where you feel
- Protect your privacy. Giving out personal details on a mobile
phone or displaying them on a luggage label, document or laptop
could alert thieves.
- Note where the emergency alarm is located in case you need to
We advise that you only drink in moderation if you have to
travel, as it is harder to be aware of your surroundings
while drunk and you're more likely to become a victim of
It is an offence to be drunk on a train, and you could be served
a Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) if we believe you are drunk or
have committed an alcohol-related offence.
You could also be refused permission to travel if you are
Car park safety
- If someone is meeting you at the station, make sure you know
where they will be waiting. Some stations have several exits and
- Try to choose a parking bay close to an exit if you will be
returning in the dark.
- Before leaving your vehicle, ensure it is securely
locked and that all personal possessions are locked away.
- If you take a cab from the station, use only reputable taxi or
mini cab companies.