Extra police for Newcastle to Carlisle trains

British Transport Police is increasing patrols on Newcastle to Carlisle train services on a Saturday evening to help reduce anti-social behaviour.

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Police patrols for Newcastle to Carlisle trains

*Inspector Brian Buddle from the British Transport Police explains to ITV News why extra officers will patrol the trains. *

British Transport Police is increasing police patrols on a number of services travelling between Newcastle to Carlisle on a Saturday evening from tonight.

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.

Officers will be on patrol at Newcastle station to see the trains arrive and oversee their departure. British Transport Police 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.

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