• Plan your journey in advance, as far as possible
  • Try to keep to brightly lit areas with other people nearby
  • Be aware of your surroundings – using a phone to call or text can be distracting and dangerous
  • When travelling by minicab or taxi, remember to book it, check it is yours and sit in the back, never accept rides from unsolicited cabs or taxis
  • If you’re concerned about your safety on a tram or bus, sit near the driver or on the train move to a carriage with other people
  • Check the times of the last bus, tram or train home and have a contingency plan, remember , if it can go wrong it probably will do so at the worst time
  • Have your ticket, pass or change ready in your hand so that your purse or wallet is out of sight
  • Keep your bag zipped and your valuables secure
  • Wait for your bus, tram or train in a well-lit area
  • Report any unattended bags, luggage or suspicious activity immediately to a member of staff, a police officer
  • Keep your belongings with you at all times – this helps avoid unnecessary security alerts and delays
  • Be aware that using earphones while on the move can be dangerous, especially when walking to and from the station as they can restrict your hearing and make you less aware of what is happening around you
  • Keep your mobile phone and MP3 player hidden, especially when leaving a station
  • In an emergency, call 999