BTP has invested tens of thousands of pounds in a vehicle fitted with the latest technology in a bid to reduce accidents and keep trains running on time.

The surveillance van monitors level crossings with three cameras including a periscope camera to deter motorists from running the red warning lights.

The equipment in the mobile van also indicates if a vehicle has a valid tax certificate and insurance etc.

Anyone running red warning lights will be fined £60 and three points added to their licence.  Anyone caught trespassing will be issued with a £50 fine.  

British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England,Scotland andWales.

Pictured above: BTP monitoring Birkdale level crossing on Saturday morning 18th August 2012

 Every day, they police the journeys of over six million passengers and 400,000 tonnes of freight over 10,000 miles of track. BTP believe travelling is about more than just getting there. It’s about ensuring safety and security all the way.

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