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Find out how we tackle graffiti on the railway and what you can do to report it
Trespassing to create graffiti is dangerous and can lead to train delays, especially if people go onto the tracks. There are fines of up to £1,000 for trespassing on the railway.
Read how trespass and vandalism causes delays - and how we're tackling the problem.
We spend more than £3.5 million a year removing graffiti – money which could be better spent improving the railway.
While we try to remove all graffiti, our top priority is to remove any that affects safety. We aim to remove offensive graffiti within 24 hours.
Our teams prioritise removal in the following order:
For areas outside railway land, contact your local council.
We are responsible for removing graffiti that is on or near the railway tracks and at the following stations:
To report graffiti please contact us and we’ll respond as quickly as we can.
All other stations are managed by train companies - please contact the train company directly to report graffiti at one of them.
We use a number of different methods to prevent graffiti including:
If you have a concern or question, call our 24-hour helpline:
03457 11 41 41
or contact us online