The TravelSafe Partnership exists to maintain a safe and secure transport environment for customers and staff while improving the overall customer experience. The partnership is led by Merseytravel and includes Merseyside Police, British Transport Police and public transport operators.
While the public transport network in Merseyside enjoys a very low crime rate, the TravelSafe Partnership is committed to making it safer and importantly making people feel safe.
The Partnership is intelligence-led and works to reassure the travelling public and to prevent and deal with incidents of crime, anti-social behaviour and fare evasion. To do this the team gathers crime and anti-social behaviour data from a variety of sources to identify areas of the transport network that may be vulnerable to crime and anti-social behaviour.
A number of targeted activities regularly take place including reassurance and enforcement patrols in areas where they are needed most. There is a team of Police Community Support Officers dedicated to the public transport network providing a highly visible presence on the network.
The team work closely with schools, colleges and community groups to promote safer travel on the public transport network across Merseyside. The team visit local schools and youth groups advising young people on how to travel safely and behave responsibly on the network and to talk about the dangers, impacts and consequences of crime, anti-social behaviour and fare evasion.