For information - British Transport Police announce new "dry train" policies
The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) opposes laws and rules which discriminate against fans and “dry trains” – where alcohol is banned – fall into that category. However, we also believe it’s vital that fans know the lay of the land and a recent change in BTP policy means those who are “obviously drunk” or try to “smuggle” alcohol onto dry trains will be refused travel.
Stephen Thomas (Assistant Chief Constable, BTP) explains more:
British Transport Police (BTP) and the train operating companies do not implement dry trains unless intelligence and previous experience indicates that it is absolutely necessary to prevent and reduce disorder. The decision to implement dry trains is not taken lightly or without real reasons for doing so - dry trains have a real impact on passengers - both football supporters and other passengers.
There will be a different approach to dry trains from BTP and the train operating companies this season with dry trains being properly enforced. This means that when there is a dry train, we will warn people about trying to conceal alcohol in an attempt to take it onto the train past the BTP and train operating company staff at the alcohol check point, in contravention of the drink prohibition imposed on the train.
- See more at: http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/Drunk-fans-and-those-who-smuggle-alcohol-onto-dry-trains-will-be-refused-travel-British-Transport-Police#sthash.Ua3VtwrV.dpuf
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