Our history

We are one of the world's oldest police forces. We were the first to recruit female police officers, the first to use technology to assist in solving crimes and the first to use police dogs. 

British Transport Police history

Detailed history Detailed history ›

We step back in time and have an in-depth look at our history.

Timeline Timeline ›

Take a look at some notable events from our past.

Crime history Crime history ›

We take a look at some of the most notorious railway crimes.

Policewomen Policewomen ›

We were the first police force in Britain to recruit women.

History of the dog unit History of the dog unit ›

We were the first police force in the country to use dogs.

King's Cross fire: recognised officers King's Cross fire: recognised officers ›

In November 1987, a fire broke out at King's Cross.

Paddington rail crash Paddington rail crash ›

The 1999 crash at Ladbroke Grove Junction resulted in 31 deaths.

7/7 bombings of 2005 7/7 bombings of 2005 ›

On 7 July 2005, suicide bombers struck London's transport network.

 

Content originally provided by British Transport Police History Group.