HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c249W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what criteria must be met to achieve Secure Station status; and which stations in Wiltshire have been awarded such status. [102874]

Mr. Hill

The Secure Stations Scheme is designed to improve and standardise good security practices at all overground and underground stations. To become an accredited Secure Station, each station operator needs to work with their local British Transport Police Crime Prevention Operator to ensure that their station meets the national standards on design and management to cut down crime. Operators also have to conduct an independent passenger survey to see whether passengers feel safe at the station and provide evidence that crime rates are low.

No stations in Wiltshire have yet achieved Secure Stations status.