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Transport security

The Department for Transport (DfT) aims to protect the travelling public, transport facilities and those employed in the transport industry, primarily from acts of terrorism.  We aim to retain public confidence in transport security without imposing requirements that impact on the way they travel.

To find out more about what we do, read our 'Introduction to transport security'.

About the Transport Security and Contingencies team

Details on the kind of work the team is involved in, together with answers to commonly asked questions and contact details for key personnel.

Transport Security - Aviation

About the Transport Security team's work with the security of airports, aircraft, air passengers and air cargo.

Land transport

The responsibilities of the Transport Security Team's land transport division.

Maritime security

Information on the protection of ports, shipping and sea passengers.

Dangerous goods

New regulations for the security of transporting dangerous goods in Great Britain came into force on 1 July 2007. These regulations are based entirely upon the new security requirements laid out in the international agreements for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. Accompanying explanatory guidance has replaced the road and rail codes of practice that were in place.

Industry training

Information on security training for transport staff.

Personnel Security and Criminal Record Checks

Information on personnel security in the sector, including risk assessments, recruitment, criminal record checks and ongoing personnel security.

Reporting to Parliament

Papers relating to Parliamentary oversight of transport security.

An introduction to transport security

Find out how we're protect the travelling public, transport facilities and those employed in the transport industry.

09 October 2007

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.