Casino train station to get new CCTV cameras
CASINO Train Station will be one of 22 locations to receive an upgrade in security measures this year.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has announced a $2 million contract has been awarded to roll out 200 extra high definition CCTV cameras at public transport locations across regional NSW.
"We're doing everything we can to make sure safety is our number one priority, especially on our regional train and bus network," Mr Constance said.
22 train stations and coach stops will be upgraded over the next year with high definition CCTV, ensuring customer safety and assisting police with investigations when necessary.
"Last year we announced a trial of new personal staff safety cameras on selected regional services," Mr Constance said.
"Now with these extra security measures, we're working to make sure customers' journeys are as safe as possible, along with protecting our staff."
The additional CCTV cameras will be accompanied by new Customer Help Points which will also be installed as part of the work.
The Customer Help Points, when pressed, will connect customers to a 24/7 emergency support centre where real-time assistance can be provided.
"Once a customer presses the Customer Help Point, the motion-sensitive CCTV cameras will send the vision straight back to the person helping the customer," Mr Constance said.
Stations to receive upgrades are:
- Coffs Harbour
- Grafton City
- Wagga Wagga
- Yass Junction
The contract, awarded to Tyco Integrated Security, includes the supply and installation of NSW TrainLink's regional CCTV and Customer Help Points.
The roll out will begin in the coming weeks.