After recent events have increased the security concerns in the UK officials will be introducing armed police on trains for the first time. Armed officers have been a part of the London underground tube for some time, but now they will extend to the outside of the capital as well.
The British Transport Police tweeted the news this week.
“From today, you may see our specialist firearms officers on trains across the network.”
— BTP (@BTP) May 25, 2017
Chief Constable Paul Crowther from British Transport Police spoke about the change in a press release.
“Since the devastating events in Manchester on Monday evening, our force has radically increased the presence of our officers nationwide. By having firearms officers on board trains we’re ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers. Our patrols will be highly visible and passengers should feel comforted by their presence. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all.”