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ScotRail ramps up station security with 300 new CCTV cameras

ScotRail has today announced that it is looking to crack down on crime at its stations by increasing the amount of new CCTV cameras being installed.

Over 300 new cameras have been installed across the ScotRail Alliance’s 359 stations to help passengers and staff feel more secure whilst using services.

In particular, cyclists will be glad to know that additional cameras have been put in place in 200 stations to monitor the cycle parking areas and deter potential bike thieves.

And 76 stations previously not covered by CCTV have now had it installed since the start of the franchise in 2015. ScotRail can remotely monitor footage from its customer service centres in Paisely and Dunfermline.

“Train travel is safe but that doesn’t mean we take our customers’ safety for granted,” said David Lister, the ScotRail Alliance’s safety and sustainability director. “With the installation of these additional cameras, we’re sending a clear message that we do not tolerate crime on the railway.

“Footage from our cameras has previously been used by the police to investigate crime, and also to secure prosecutions in court.”

Chief superintendent John McBride from the British Transport Police commented that the roll-out of these new CCTV cameras by ScotRail Alliance was great news, which would undoubtedly help the police deter and disrupt criminal activity.

“Likewise, this is also great news for staff and railway users, particularly bike users,” he added. “Thanks to these additional cameras, staff and officers will be able to remotely monitor bike shelters and quickly report suspicious behaviour to police.

“Our priority is the safety of the travelling public, and we will continue to work closely with ScotRail Alliance to achieve this day in, day out.”

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John Webster   18/05/2017 at 08:08

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