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Security upgrades for Broadmeadows and Albert Park train stations

2 February 2016

The Broadmeadows and Albert Park train stations will receive security upgrades as part of a $4 million safety, security and access initiative across the public transport network.

The upgrades will include the installation of latest CCTV technology and upgrades to lighting and emergency call points to improve safety.

Additions will be made to the existing network of more than 1,000 CCTV cameras to combat crime across public transport services.

The Police Security Services Branch monitors the cameras and alarms 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Working in conjunction with the Transit Police and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure safety officers, the CCTV network helps to identify incidents and catch criminals in the act.

These upgrades are on top of other initiatives the State Government has introduced to deliver safer, more amenable journeys for all public transport passengers.

There are now almost 100 transit police and more than 200 safety officers riding public transport services.

There are also security guards on every train every night and on trams on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Over the past 12 months Police Transit Branch Officers and DPTI Passenger Service Assistants have conducted special operations targeting fare evasion, graffiti and anti-social behaviour.

These operations have utilised SAPOL’s Passive Alert Drug-Detection dogs and plain clothes officers, and have involved closing down stations and the saturation of railway and tram lines giving offenders little chance to evade police.