At Paddington Station today, The Duchess of Cornwall thanked British Transport Police and Network Rail staff for the work they do to keep us on the move safely.

British Transport Police oversee the journeys of over 6 million passengers every day, from London Underground, to Glasgow Subway and Emirates AirLine. During the pandemic, police force have been deployed across the network to engage with passengers and offer reassurance and guidance.

Similarly, the dedication of Network Rail staff has ensured passengers have been able to continue to travel safely during Covid-19. The station teams have put safety measures in place, including one-way systems, floor markings and appointed social distancing staff.


Having visited their training centre at Milton Keynes last month, Her Royal Highness also saw how the Medical Detection Dogs are progressing in their training to detect the odour of Covid-19. If the trial proves successful, dogs could help to diagnose the disease through screening people.