A SAFETY blitz is being launched on West Yorkshire’s trains in the run-up to Christmas.
British Transport Police fear Christmas revellers may turn disorderly after celebrating too much.
Now they are planning to have extra patrols on many trains and rail stations to curb problems.
A number of special operations will be running at stations throughout West Yorkshire in the run up to Christmas and into the New Year, including Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
Increased numbers of officers will also be patrolling trains throughout the area to ensure passengers and rail staff feel safe.
Sgt Mark Mowvley said: “We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.
“We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly.
“We want everyone to have an enjoyable time over Christmas and will be working with all our partners to make sure everyone can get to their office party or other event, and home again safely and equally as importantly, without hindrance from others.”
The crackdown has been called Operation Garland and Sgt Mowvley warned that officers would not hesitate to take action against anyone acting in a criminal or anti-social manner.
“Please enjoy yourself, but it is important that you remember to behave appropriately,” he said.
“There are many people who may not use the rail network as a mode of transport other than at this time of the year. So make sure you have your travel arrangements in place and particularly know the time of your last train home.”