Railway station gets green light for its security

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IT is full steam ahead for safety and security at Doncaster railway station.

For rail chiefs have awarded the town’s transport hub a prestigious honour – along with a string of other stations on the East Coast Main Line.

Train operator East Coast’s 12 managed stations have been reaccredited with Secure Stations status for a further two years, making them among the best in the country.

The Secure Stations scheme, which is run jointly by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police, encourages rail firms to improve security at their managed stations and demonstrate measures to reduce crime.

The national scheme covers all rail and underground networks which are patrolled by the British Transport Police.

East Coast Stations and Property Director Tim Hedley-Jones said: “We’re delighted that all 12 East Coast managed stations have been reaccredited with Secure Stations status.

“Train travel is already one of the safest ways to get around. Continued Secure Stations status means extra peace of mind for our passengers and staff.”