Objective 1

Helping to keep rail transport systems running

1.1 Focus

  • Support Network Rail and other rail transport providers in reducing delay minutes arising from fatalities, cable theft, trespass, criminal damage and level crossing incidents
  • Support Network Rail in their drive to eradicate cable theft as a serous problem by the end of Control Period 4 (2014)
  • Develop enhanced partnership working and problem solving forums with Network Rail and other stakeholders
  • Protect vulnerable people on the railway network and work with the rail industry and other partners to reduce their impact on the network

1.2 Utilisation

  • Use a risk based approach to map BTP’s resources to demand to ensure effective deployment and matching them to requirement
  • Ensure BTP exploits its investment in technology and assets to optimum effect

1.3 Control

  • Support Network Rail through the delivery of enforcement and education programmes in order to reduce risk at level crossings
  • Continue to improve fatality management processes and procedures
  • Review and improve operational planning procedures for football and major events

1.4 Improvement

  • Work with Network Rail to help develop its role in assisting reopening of lines more efficiently through enhanced partnership working
  • Develop a Disruption Reduction Strategy to include cable theft, trespass, incidents on trains, and actions by Home Office and Scottish police forces

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Go to Objective 2: Helping to make rail transport systems safer and more secure