Police are stepping up patrols on trains and stations across the north and north-east to tackle antisocial behaviour in the rundown to Christmas.
The British Transport Police (BTP) want to stamp out booze-fuelled trouble and ensure journeys are not delayed or disrupted.
Operation Story, which runs until Tuesday, will focus on various tasks each day, including the execution of outstanding warrants, targeting antisocial behaviour, violent crime and thefts.
Officers will also up their presence at stations and trains during football matches at the weekend.
Superintendent David Marshall of the BTP said: “By increasing our visibility and activity at this time of year we will be reassuring the public that they can travel in a safe and secure environment.
“Ahead of our usual festive period initiatives across the country, Operation Story is an important initiative that allows us to show the vital role BTP has to play in keeping rail disruption to a minimum.”