Police patrols for Newcastle to Carlisle trains

British Transport Police is increasing police patrols on some services travelling from Newcastle to Carlisle on a Saturday evening.

The extra patrols have been put in place on the 19.24 and 21.18 services following a increase in reports from passengers and staff of a number of people on-board both trains causing disruption and anti social behaviour.

BTP officers will be on hand at Newcastle station to see the trains arrive and oversee their departure. Officers will also travel on the trains to prevent disruption during the journey.

The 21.18 service has been designated as a dry train; alcohol will not be allowed on-board.