US, UK rail security conduct joint counterterrorism operations

Members of the Amtrak Police Department (APD), Amtrak Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO), and British Transport Police (BTP) will jointly patrol several train stations along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, as part of the first major exchange of security and counterterrorism best practices and tactics.

The uniformed British rail police Sergeants, Constables and Superintendent will witness APD and OSSSO tactical units, counter surveillance personnel and K-9 bomb teams during security operations at four different station locations.

The goal of the visit and exchange is to solidify a security partnership and share lessons learned and best policing methods to protect rail passengers and systems on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Schedule of Events for the British Transport Police Visit:  
    Monday, March 2, Washington, D.C.
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Washington Union Station Gate F, Security Operations
    10:00 a.m.         Kick off Press Conference, Gates C and D,
                        Starlight Room
    Tuesday, March 3, Philadelphia              
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Media Availability
                       During Security Operations
    Tuesday, March 3, Baltimore  
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Baltimore Penn Station, Media Availability
                       During Security Operations
    Thursday, March 5, New York
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  New York Penn Station, Media Availability
                       During Security Operations