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Five-year rail travel deal struck for police in London and south east


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Five-year rail travel deal struck for police in London and south east
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date
4 June 2009
source ATOC
type Press release



Yesterday the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), the Metropolitan Police Authority, and the City of London Police announced the renewal of the travel agreement, which allows the forces’ police officers free standard class travel on trains in London and South East England.

Under the arrangement, around 35,000 police officers from both forces are entitled to free rail travel in the region. The agreement lasts until April 2014, and it renews an arrangement that has been in place since 2002.

The agreement means that thousands of police officers will be using rail services on a daily basis, allowing them to intervene in the event of problems or incidents.

David Mapp, Commercial Director at ATOC said: “We are delighted to continue our strong partnership with the Metropolitan and City of London Police forces. The presence of thousands of police officers on train services everyday brings real benefits to passengers.”

Martin Tiplady, Director of Human Resources at the MPS said: “Making London safer is our priority and the latest research suggests that there are regular interventions by our officers on the trains, both on and off duty. This five year contract secures an arrangement that is good for Londoners and good for London.”

Eric Nisbett, the Director of Corporate Support at the City of London Police added: “Our concession agreement is mutually beneficial; free travel is great for our officers and having them on the trains is beneficial for passengers.”



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