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Trespass Characteristics

This section provides a classification of trespass characteristics, starting with a description of 9 different forms of trespass event.

Clicking on each of the descriptions and associated links below provides additional information. This additional information includes: who might be involved in trespass; whether it is a group or solo activity; suggestions on possible motivations and other influencing factors and finally typical behaviours linked to these trespass types and suggested interventions. 

The interventions are displayed in a hierarchy (i.e. physical barriers prioritised over interventions like warnings). It should be noted that in practice there will be many factors that will influence the final choice of interventions. Please note the advice provided here does not include events such pre-suicidal and suicidal behaviour and misuse of a level crossing, other than to shortcut on to a platform, are not considered trespass events.

Click on the following links to find out more about each of the following trespass events:

  • Unintentional (lost, retrieving a dropped item such as a phone)

    Location

    • Station
    • Depot/Siding

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Regular commuters – age neutral  

    Group activity

    • No

    Gender

    • Gender neutral

    Motivations

    • Not understanding rules 
    • Lost
    • Retrieving dropped item

    Other influencing factors 

    • Alcohol 

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions

    Person/s observed waking up in a rail depot/siding

    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, posters, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. train and depot staff)

    Person/s observed Retrieving dropped personal item (phone) from track

    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, posters, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff)

    Person/s observed entering prohibited area whilst lost

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. campaign, warning signs).
  • Convenience / short cutting (not using a designated crossing point)

    Location

    • Station
    • Crossing the track 
    • Level crossing

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Regular commuters – age neutral  

    Group activity

    • No

    Gender

    • Male somewhat more likely 

    Motivations

    • To shorten distance 
    • To catch a train
    • Seeking to reach destination in less time (time saving)
    • Not understanding rules
    • Perceiving risk of injury to be low.
    • False perception of risk/danger to self
    • Don’t feel safe (using alternative routes)

    Other influencing factors 

    • Layout and design of the station
    • Lack of convenient official crossing points
    • Witnessing others 
    • Easy access to track (from platform ends or low/damaged fencing or other)

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event  and related interventions

    Person/s observed crossing track when there is an obstacle between two points (e.g. to and from a residential area and town centre)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a LC

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids, landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed crossing track at station rather than use station footbridge/tunnel

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing (between tracks) to prevent access.
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Evidence of damage to fencing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing 
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass), enabling safer crossing points where convenience is a cause
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV) 
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)
  • Fare evasion (walking off a platform end to avoid fare payment)

    Location

    • Station 
    • Level Crossing

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Adults – students or unemployed where the cost of the fare is perceived to be relatively high but can also be regular commuters

    Group activity

    • No

    Gender

    • Male – somewhat more likely 

    Motivations

    • Unaware of rules
    • Personal financial gain (opportunistic / calculated / habitual)
    • Perceive risk of injury to be low.
    • False perception of risk/danger to self

    Other influencing factors 

    • Witnessing others fare evade
    • History of criminal behaviour
    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event  

    Exiting the platform end via a LC or other access point 

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids, landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed crossing track at station rather than use station footbridge/tunnel

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing (between tracks) to prevent access.
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Evidence of damage to fencing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing 
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass), enabling safer crossing points where convenience is a cause
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)
  • Theft (stealing items from the rail track or other locations e.g. depots)

    Location

    • Station 
    • Level Crossing

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Adults – students or unemployed where the cost of the fare is perceived to be relatively high but can also be regular commuters

    Group activity

    • No

    Gender

    • Male – somewhat more likely 

    Motivations

    • Unaware of rules
    • Personal financial gain (opportunistic/calculated/habitual)
    • Perceive risk of injury to be low.
    • False perception of risk/danger to self

    Other influencing factors 

    • Witnessing others fare evade
    • History of criminal behaviour
    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event  

    Exiting the platform end via a LC or other access point 

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids, landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed crossing track at station rather than use station footbridge/tunnel

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing (between tracks) to prevent access.
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Evidence of damage to fencing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing 
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass), enabling safer crossing points where convenience is a cause
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV) 
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)
  • Anti-social behaviour (vandalism, damage to property)

    Location

    • Station
    • Close to rail equipment (eg. signals)
    • On track

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Children and young persons

    Group activity

    • Yes

    Gender

    • Predominately male but female as well

    Motivations

    • Self-expression and boredom
    • Low or immature moral judgement and reasoning 
    • Lack of self-control
    • Peer pressure 
    • Anti-societal feelings
    • Risk/thrill seeking
    • Perceive risk of injury to be low.
    • False perception of risk/danger to self/others

    Other influencing factors 

    • Poor social cohesion 
    • Urban decay and deprivation 
    • Exclusion from normal social groups 
    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol
    • Nearby school, youth club

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Evidence of damage to facilities/equipment

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access). 
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines, restitution)

    Person/s observed near line side equipment (signal box)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines, restitution)

    Evidence of large items being laid on track (sleeper, shopping trolley);

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. dynamic CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution)

    Person/s observed placing small items laid on track (coins);

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment).

    Person/s observed throwing Items (i.e. stones) at train, track, facilities shelter etc

    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass, such as landscaping).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution)

    Evidence of damage to fencing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass), enabling safer crossing points where convenience is a cause
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed loitering (e.g. on bridge above track)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access, enhance existing barriers).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Counselling and support, outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. rail staff, BTP patrols).
  • Graffiti (graffiti or tagging name onto fences, trains and property)

    Location

    • Station 
    • Bridges/ tunnels
    • Disused facilities (stations)
    • On track

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Children and young persons but also adults as well  

    Group activity

    • Yes

    Gender

    • Predominately male

    Motivations

    • Artistic expression
    • Recognition 
    • Rebellion 
    • Territorially
    • Self-expression and boredom
    • Low or immature moral judgement and reasoning 
    • Lack of self-control
    • Peer pressure 
    • Anti-societal feelings
    • Risk/thrill seeking
    • Perceive risk of injury to be low.
    • False perception of risk/danger to self/others

    Other influencing factors 

    • Exclusion from normal social groups 
    • Take place in urban environments
    • Poor social cohesion 
    • Urban decay and deprivation
    • Nearby school, youth club

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions 

    Evidence of tagging

    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass), making access for graffiti more difficult
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups, Community activity)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. School education, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV) 
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution)

    Evidence of graffiti, or street art

    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass), making access for graffiti more difficult
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. School education, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV) 
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution)

    Person/s observed on the track with graffiti related paraphernalia (spray cans etc.)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. School education, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. dynamic CCTV) 
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution).
  • Hangout (people congregating and socialising or to use and deal drugs)

    Location

    • Disused facilities (stations)
    • Lineside – place of refuge

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Children young persons, vagrants, drug users

    Group activity

    • Yes

    Gender

    • Gender neutral

    Motivations

    • Out of sight – seeking a place of seclusion
    • Seeking refuge
    • A place to take or deal drugs
    • Low self esteem
    • Poor mental health

    Other influencing factors

    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol
    • Rough sleeper
    • Urban decay and deprivation
    • Nearby school, youth club

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions 

    Evidence of drug use (drug paraphernalia nearby)

    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups, counselling and support)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed on disused station platform

    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass), removing or making access to disused platforms more difficult)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Evidence of rough sleeping

    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups, counselling and support)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV).
  • Recreation (trespass for entertainment e.g. dangling legs over the platform edge)

    Location

    • Station 
    • Close to rail equipment (eg. Signals)

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Mainly children and Young persons but also adults  

    Group activity

    • Yes

    Gender

    • Predominately male but also females involved as well

    Motivations

    • Risk/thrill seeking
    • False perception of risk/danger to self/others
    • Perceive risk of injury to be low.
    • Low or immature moral judgement and reasoning 
    • Lack of self-control
    • Peer pressure 
    • Exploration 
    • Happen/chance 
    • Engaging in leisure pursuits near track

    Other influencing factors 

    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol,
    • Alcohol - when adults involved in thrill seeking
    • Witnessing others
    • Nearby school, youth club

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed crossing track at station rather than use station footbridge/tunnel

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing (between tracks) to prevent access.
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed near line side equipment (signal box)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines, restitution)

    Person/s observed placing small items laid on track (coins);

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment).

    Person/s observed throwing Items (i.e. stones) at train, track, facilities shelter etc

    • Evidence of damage to fencing
    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass, such as landscaping).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Sanctions (e.g. restitution)

    Evidence of damage to fencing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing) to prevent access, including consideration of the design / security / integrity of fencing
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass), enabling safer crossing points where convenience is a cause
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, education through community).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, dynamic CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed dangling legs over the platform edge

    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Community engagement (e.g. community activity, counselling and support)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed playing chicken (running in front of a train, jumping down to the track and back

    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Community engagement (e.g. community activity)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed at station jumping down to the track and back up (dare)

    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Community engagement (e.g. community activity)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed train surfing

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)• Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station / depot staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)

    Person/s observed climbing on facilities/equipment

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station / depot staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)

    Person/s observed using/playing with equipment/tools (SPT)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass, such as protection and restriction of access to equipment
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station / depot staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)

    Person/s observed loitering (e.g. on bridge above track)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access, enhance existing barriers).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Counselling and support, outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. rail staff, BTP patrols).
  • Person in crisis (disinhibited and risk-taking behaviours due to mental health issues)

    Location

    • Station 
    • On track
    • Bridges/ tunnels

    Trespasser characteristic

    • Mainly adult

    Group activity

    • No

    Gender

    • Gender neutral
    • Motivations
    • Poor mental health
    • Low self esteem
    • Lack of self-control

    Other influencing factors 

    • Intoxicants like drugs and alcohol,
    • Nearby hospital
    • Cognitive impairment

    Observable behaviour or evidence for trespass event and related interventions

    Person/s observed entering prohibited area whilst lost 

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. campaign, warning signs).

    Person/s observed exiting/entering the platform end via a gap in the boundary fence (jumping over the boundary fence) or other prohibited entrance point

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing, platform end fencing and gates, anti-trespass grids landscaping to prevent access).
    • Environmental design (e.g. layout, lighting, creating an environment less conducive to trespass) 
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Person/s observed crossing track at station rather than use station footbridge/tunnel

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing (between tracks) to prevent access.
    • Education and awareness (e.g. media campaign, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)
    • Sanctions (e.g. fines)

    Evidence of drug use (drug paraphernalia nearby)

    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups, counselling and support)• Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV

    Person/s observed on disused station platform

    • Environmental design (e.g. creating an environment less conducive to trespass), remove  making access to disused platforms more difficult)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Evidence of rough sleeping 

    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups, counselling and support)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed dangling legs over the platform edge

    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Community engagement (e.g. community activity, counselling and support)
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV)

    Person/s observed climbing on facilities/equipment

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. station / depot staff, BTP patrols)
    • Monitor / surveillance (e.g. static CCTV, automatic technological surveillance)

    Person/s observed loitering (e.g. on bridge above track)

    • Physical barriers (e.g. fencing to prevent access, enhance existing barriers).
    • Community engagement (e.g. Counselling and support, outreach programmes and targeting of at-risk groups)
    • Education and awareness (e.g. school education, media campaign, education through community, edutainment, warning signs).
    • Staffing and patrols (e.g. rail staff, BTP patrols).
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Get in touch with our Senior Safety Intelligence Analyst for further information.
Siona Vass
Tel: 020 3142 5485
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