Plans for police office at Potters Bar railway station are mothballed

PLANS to build a police office at Potters Bar railway station have been shelved.

As revealed in the Potters Bar Edition in November, British Transport Police (BTP) had been in discussions with rail operator First Capital Connect (FCC) about the possibility of having an office at the station.

But now this proposal has been dropped – although BTP insists it will not compromise passenger safety at the station.

Sergeant Roy Sloane, officer in charge of the FCC policing team, said BTP officers would continue to patrol Potters Bar station on a regular basis.

“The fact that we will not be proceeding with an office will in no way affect the way we police the line and I would like to reassure passengers and rail staff that we will conduct the same level of high-visibility patrols in and around Potters Bar.”

You may also want to watch:

Officers will continue to have their administrative base at Finsbury Park railway station and will conduct patrols on the FCC line from there.

He added: “We will continue to work with our industry partners to reduce anti-social behaviour and bring criminals who offend on the railway to justice.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter