Graffiti removal

Find out how we tackle graffiti on the railway and what you can do to report it

Reporting trespass

If you see someone on the railway, please call the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or dial 999.

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 £3.5m every year removing graffiti – money that could be better spent improving the railway.

Whilst we accept that graffiti can be unpleasant, the cost of removal can often be high. As a public body we have to adhere to the Government’s Managing Public Money principles and prioritise our expenditure on safety critical matters and those affecting the operation of the railway. For those cases that involve offensive graffiti, we will do all we can to remove this as quickly as possible.

Whilst we accept that graffiti can be unpleasant, the cost of removal can often be high. As a public body we have to adhere to the Government’s Managing Public Money principles and prioritise our expenditure on safety critical matters and those affecting the operation of the railway. For those cases that involve offensive graffiti, we will do all we can to remove this as quickly as possible.



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