Rail police in counter-terror exercise

A five-day counter-terrorism exercise led by British Transport Police starts today.

The operation will take place on the London Overground route between Camden Road and Kentish Town West rail stations in north west London which is being closed for improvement work.

Called Operation Safe Return, the exercise will see transport police officers searching along the track leading into Kentish Town West Station.

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Rail operations staff will take part in related exercises at the station.

Superintendent Phil Trendall of the transport police counter terrorism support unit said: “Operation Safe Return will help enable us to practise our counter-terrorism procedures.”