PASSENGERS were searched for knives as they arrived at Huddersfield Railway Station last night.
British Transport Police officers set up airport-style metal detectors at the station doors.
The searches, part of Operation Shield, were carried out between 7pm and 10pm.
Eight officers from British Transport Police and two members of West Yorkshire Police took part in last night’s operation.
They were led by Sgt Mark Burgess. He said: “We do not tolerate possession of weapons on the railway and frequently conduct operations such as this on trains and in stations to ensure it remains that way.
“Anyone thinking of travelling with weapons on the railway should be aware that we will continue to mount these operations regularly at stations throughout the West Yorkshire.
“Operation Shield will help make the railways safer and free from disruption and fear of crime and intimidation. Passengers’ reaction to the operation has been very positive, they welcome the moves we are taking to challenge knife culture.”
Last night’s action in Huddersfield is part of the ongoing Operation Shield.
Sgt Burgess said: “We’re running these as public reassurance exercises designed to create a safer environment on the railways. We’ve carried out similar searches at Kirkgate and Westgate in Wakefield and we run regular ones in Leeds as well.”
Anyone who sees a person carrying a knife is advised to call 999 immediately.
To report someone who carries knives on to the railways ring British Transport Police on 0800 405 040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.