We would always prefer children and young people to be accompanied by a responsible adult when travelling on the railway, but we realise there may be times when your child has to travel alone or with a group of friends.
The railway can be a dangerous place. You can help to prepare them. Talk to them before their journey about how to stay safe on and near the railway and what to do in an emergency.
Write down or text them details of their departure and arrival stations, train times and who will meet them.
Make sure their phone is fully charged and they know who to call in an emergency.
Save the British Transport Police text number 61016 in their phone and explain that they can text the police if they need help on their journey.