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

The Force is also responsible for policing the National Rail network across England, Scotland and Wales, the London Underground system, Docklands Light Railway, the Glasgow Subway, the Midland Metro tram system and Croydon Tramlink. BTP also police international services operated by Eurostar.

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