Derbyshire: Transport Police vow to step up efforts for new season

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British Transport Police have vowed to step up their efforts to ensure fans have trouble free match-day travel as the new football season begins.

More and more people are using rail travel to get to football matches and this, coupled with already increased passenger numbers, means that trains are incredibly busy over the weekends, with holiday makers and football passengers.

Assistant Chief Constable, Stephen Thomas, who oversees all British Transport Police’s football related activities, said: “Football remains a significant challenge for us, simply because of the sheer numbers of people travelling in relatively similar periods of time.

“We are, however, well used to dealing with large numbers of passengers and thanks to many years of experience, have tried and tested plans to try and ensure all passengers can get to their destination - and home again - as safely as possible.”