Travelling safely

Staying safe made easy

We all like to feel safe and stay safe where ever we travel. We are lucky to have an amazing Safer Travel police team in the area who work along side the British Transport Police and many other partners.

It's not just personal safety either, keep safe on two wheels when crossing tram tracks and always obey level crossings whether on bike, on foot or in the car.

A few precautions can help to ensure your journey is safe and comfortable.

Top tips for staying safe:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Keep keys separate from anything with your address on
  • Keep bags closed at all times
  • Switch your mobile from ring to vibrate in public places and use it discreetly
  • Always wait in busy and well-lit places
  • If possible, avoid sitting upstairs on buses and sit near the driver
  • On trains, sit in a busy carriage and close to the train colleagues. There are emergency alarms on board – don't be afraid to use them in an emergency. They are there for your safety

Cycling and walking near tram tracks


See our handy video guides to staying safe near the Midland Metro tracks.

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Cycling safely around the area


Check our top tips for keeping your bike safe at stands and stations.

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See Something Say Something


Report any anti social behaviour you see.

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Safer Travel and British Transport Police


You will see the team around the network.

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If you pay cash fares to travel, PAYG is the smarter and cheaper way to travel by bus and tram in the West Midlands.

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