More CCTV cameras than ever on train network

More CCTV cameras than ever on train network

Minister for Transport Gladys BerejiklianMinister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced there were now more than 10,000 CCTV cameras across the rail network – more than ever before.

There were also more help points than ever before.

Ms Berejiklian said that almost 900 additional CCTV cameras had been installed since March 2011.

“When the Liberals and Nationals came to Government there were 9179 CCTV cameras and 765 help points – there are now more than 10,070 CCTV cameras and 786 help points on the rail network,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Our customers’ safety is paramount and we want to ensure that customers feel safe whilst using public transport, whether they be waiting for a train at the station or walking to catch a bus or get into their car.

“By introducing the police transport command and bumping up the spread of CCTV cameras, it is much more likely than ever before that if you commit a crime on public transport you will be spotted and caught.”

Help Points and additional CCTV cameras have been installed on platforms at stations including Fairfield, Lidcombe, Seven Hills, Gosford, Liverpool, Strathfield, Granville, Penrith and Sutherland. CCTV camera coverage has also been increased at Mt Druitt, Birrong and Blacktown.

On top of the extra security around stations, each train in the new Waratah fleet has 98 internal and external CCTV cameras.

“I’m pleased that 65 Waratah trains are now running more than 6000 services every week across Sydney,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The entire Waratah project was on the brink of collapse and not one carriage had been delivered when we came to Government, so it is pleasing that that after we saved the project these trains are really making a difference for our customers.

“Each train in the Waratah fleet has modern security features including 32 Passenger Help Points, hearing-aid loops and CCTV monitoring for every carriage.”

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