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Security Day a great success at Cardiff Central

16 February 2018

Security Day a great success at Cardiff Central: SecurityDay1

AN event aimed at making the railway a safer place for all took place at Cardiff Central, bringing together partners from across the rail industry.

The Security Event took place on Friday, 16th February to raise awareness about a number of issues.

Officers from the British Transport Police and Network Rail joined Arriva Trains Wales staff at Cardiff Central to promote key safety messages including looking out for suspicious behaviour, keeping your own property secure, how to report an incident discretely and taking the time to look out for fellow passengers.

As Wales' busiest station and with the regular events which take place close by at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff Central was chosen to host the event. 

Simon Turton, Security Manager for Arriva Trains Wales said: "The railway in Wales is a very safe and secure place anyway with staff given extensive training in spotting suspicious behaviour. We also invest significantly in top of the range security equipment with round the clock CCTV monitoring. However with more than 30 million people travelling with us every year we want them to be our eyes and ears too to keep each other safe. So if you do ever see anything that sets off an alarm bell or even just doesn't look quite right, tell rail staff or the BTP."


Campaigns including See it. Say it. Sorted, Small Talk Saves Lives and Keep a Clear Head were promoted at the event.

Customers were able to discuss with all agencies how they work together to keep the trains, stations and infrastructure safe. Free cycle marking was also available and passengers were able to pick up free season ticket wallets marked with the BTP text number 61016.

The 61016 number is a way of contacting the BTP by text without drawing attention to yourself whilst on public transport.



(BTP officers carry out cycle marking at Cardiff Central)


Contact information

James Nicholas

Communications Manager

Arriva Trains Wales