Lincoln train station reaccredited for safety and security

Lincoln Central Station got reaccredited by the British Transport Police for its passenger safety and security.

Lincoln Central, alongside Boston, Derby, Loughborough, Nottingham, Spalding, Sleaford and Wellingborough, all regained the security mark after inspection by the police this month.

The national scheme aims to recognise measures taken by stations to improve security and reassure passengers and staff that crime and anti-social behaviour are deterred.

To be accredited, stations undergo a test with criteria such as station design, management, passenger feedback and crime statistics.

Andrew Edwards, Head of Safety for East Midlands Trains, said: “It’s great news that eight of our stations have been reaccredited, and even passed with flying colours, making a total of 35 secure stations across our network.

“This is testament to the hard work of all our station teams who work hard to maintain a safe and secure environment for our passengers.

“We will continue to work with the British Transport Police to make sure our stations and train services are as safe and secure as possible for the millions of passengers who use them every year.”