The Christmas Rail Blockade


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The Christmas Rail Blockade

The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world. Wagonways were built in Britain in the 1560s and soon spread across the country. The first locomotive-hauled public railway opened in 1825.

Today it is one of the busiest railways in Europe, with 20% more train services than France, 60% more than Italy, and more than Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Portugal and Norway combined, as well as representing more than 20% of all passenger journeys in Europe.

The Christmas and New Year bank holiday period (23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018) is traditionally the time when a considerable amount of improvement and engineering work is undertaken on Britain's rail network.

During this period it's important that all sites and stations being worked on are secured from the public to ensure the smooth running of this tight operation and to ensure the safety of both workers and the public.

Cordant Security have worked alongside Network Rail over the past 3 years around this project. We supply over 70 highly trained officers placed over numerous compounds and stations that provide access control, patrols and liaise with customers who may try to enter the stations.

The operation equates to over 8,500 combined security hours over such a short period of time.

This year Cordant Security are again fully prepared to take on the operation bringing our experience, processes and initiatives in the rail sector to the forefront of activity.