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As an individual, you are extremely unlikely to be caught up in a terrorist attack on the railways, but the general risk to the UK from international terrorism remains 'severe', and that means that an attack is 'highly likely'.

British Transport Police works closely with the rail industry, Government and counter terrorism agencies to protect the rail infrastructure from attack. Your help is also vital, see website in related information for more details.

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