In response to reports in the media regarding the future of railway policing in Scotland, Millie Banerjee chair of the British Transport Police Authority has said:
“We will continue to work closely with the Scottish government while they consider the details for the future model for policing in Scotland.
“Our priority as always is to ensure passengers are not put at risk by any changes and officers’ interests are ensured.”
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:
“We are aware of the Justice Secretary’s public comments on the future of railway policing in Scotland. Our number one priority remains the continued safety and security of the railways in Scotland, and across the rest of the network.
“Since the announcement that rail policing was to be devolved, we have been in dialogue with the Scottish and UK governments, the rail industry and other key stakeholders. These discussions continue.”