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44 National Express East Anglia Stations Receive Award Under Secure Stations Scheme
17 Nov 2010

44 National Express East Anglia stations have been reaccredited under the Secure Stations Scheme.

The national awards scheme recognises good practice where train operators have worked in partnership with the British Transport Police and other partners in implementing security measures at stations, taking into account areas such as station design, management practices, security and passenger safety.

The Secure Stations Scheme is directed by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police.

“We are pleased that 44 stations have been reaccredited under the Secure Stations Scheme,” said BTP’s Chief Inspector Chris Bragg.

“Improving security is extremely important as it reduces the opportunities for criminals and passengers feel safer while using those stations.”

He added: “We will continue to work with National Express East Anglia to ensure that the there is a safe and secure environment on the railway at all times.”

The 44 National Express East Anglia stations which have recently been reaccredited include:

Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds,  Diss, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Manningtree,  Harwich International, Colchester, Colchester Town, Marks Tey,  Hatfield Peverel, Kelvedon, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield, Billericay, Brentwood, Chadwell Heath, Gidea Park, Harold Wood, Ilford, Romford, Wickford, Stratford, Cambridge, Ely, Audley End, Bishop’s Stortford, Stansted Airport, Stansted Mountfitchet, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Harlow Town, Hertford East,  Chingford, Higham’s Park, Wood Street, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Rectory Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield Town, Enfield Lock and St James Street Stations.

Andrew Goodrum, National Express East Anglia’s Customer Service Director said:

‘I should like to thank our staff for their efforts in successfully receiving reaccreditation under the Secure Stations Scheme, and for the support and guidance of British Transport Police in working with National Express on the awards scheme.

‘We will continue to work in conjunction with British Transport Police and other partners in doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our customers and staff.’