THREE Ealing railway stations have been awarded secure station accreditation from British Transport Police.
It follows an £85million investment from station operators First Great Western to improve safety and security across its network of 210 stations.
The latest FGW stations to achieve the secure mark include: Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Drayton Green, Castle Bar Park and South Greenford.
Station Manager for the Greenford branch line stations, Dean Haynes said: "FGW are continually looking at ways to improve our stations and improve access to the full range of services that we can offer. In the last year over £85 million has been invested across our network of 210 stations, by working with rail industry partners, the DfT, and local authorities. This audit recognises that commitment and it’s great to be able to display this certificate of accreditation."
The secure station accreditation scheme is led by the British Transport Police in conjunction with the Department for Transport. It is a national scheme designed to recognise measures taken to improve station security and reassure passengers and staff that consistent efforts are being made to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
As part of the accreditation, the stations were audited by the British Transport Police. FGW are actively working with the BTP to acquire secure status accreditation for our remaining 16 stations.