British Transport Police

We police Britain’s railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers across the country. We also police the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, the Midland Metro tram system, Croydon Tramlink, Tyne and Wear Metro, Glasgow Subway and Emirates AirLine.

  • British Transport Police has been supporting the Big Rail Diversity Challenge since 2018, as we believe in Women in Rail’s assertion that diverse gender teams are “Better for People”, “Better for Business” and “Better for Rail”.  Whilst the BRDC is a fun event and we see each year how teams from across the rail and associated industries enjoy the vast array of challenges they face, it has a serious message – that the rail industry should be accessible to all and that under represented groups can be huge assets to all teams.

    BTP use our engagement with the BRDC to set challenges that highlight our campaigns in a fun, educational manner. Previously, we have asked teams to complete giant buzz wires to educate about the risk of electricity on the rail network as part of our You Vs Train campaign and last year we challenged teams to find station names hidden in a giant mural to “Look Beyond the Obvious” as part of our campaign to encourage rail staff to use their professional curiosity to safeguard people upon the rail network.

    BTP is proud to work with Women in Rail supporting the BRDC and we look forward to setting a new challenge for 2023!