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Safer Stations

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

I wish to present a petition on behalf of 5,000 individuals who are concerned about security at railway stations. At present, too few stations are staffed during the hours of operation, and many have inadequate CCTV or even help points. Too few have functioning ticket barriers during the hours of operation. The petitioners call on the rail companies to recognise their responsibility for passenger safety and to put people before profits.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons,

The Petition of London residents declares that many overland rail stations in London are not properly staffed at night.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to ensure that all overland rail stations are property staffed during the whole of their hours of operation after dark.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.