RAIL network policing has received a boost in Bangor.
A team of six new Police Community Support Officers will reinforce officers in Bangor, which the British Transport Police say has seen a reduction in crime over the past three years.
Police made 28 arrests at Bangor station last year, down from 49 in 2009.
BTP North Wales Sector Inspector Dai Davies said: “These small figures, against a backdrop of millions of passengers using the rail network each year, show that North Wales’ rail stations are very safe.
“The presence of police officers on the rail network provides reassurance to passengers and staff, and impacts on the level of crime taking place.
“Our officers regularly conduct high-visibility patrols at stations and we’re also focusing our efforts on putting more officers out on patrol late at night, when we know people feel more anxious.
“The deployment of officers has been boosted by the establishment in June of a new Neighbourhood Policing Team at Bangor - Six Welsh Government-funded Community Support Officers, led by an experienced PC.”
Despite the good performance, Insp Davies says officers will not become complacent.
He added: "Although the figures show that the chances of becoming a victim of crime are very low and that passengers are safe, we know the perception doesn’t always match reality and it’s our aim to make sure that people are not only safe, but feel safe too.
“It’s important that passengers and members of the local community continue to report any issues of concern they have in their area, as this allows us to identify any problems and set about tackling them.”
Arriva Trains Wales spokesperson Lewis Brencher added: “We will continue to work closely with British Transport Police to help passengers feel safe and secure when using our trains and stations, and urge members of the public to help in any way they can when issues arise.”