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01/01/2009 | Channel:
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National Express East Anglia has introduced a ‘Safer Travel’ scheme for customers travelling on their Metro route services between Shenfield and Maryland, where trains call at stations including Romford and Ilford.
The train operator has employed a team of new ‘Safer Travel’ officers to patrol trains between these destinations. The new officers will wear head cams which they can operate to provide footage rather like CCTV coverage. The new team will focus on the enforcement of Railway Byelaws with a view to curbing anti-social behaviour, fare evasion and vandalism, thereby making travelling on the route more pleasant for everyone.
The scheme is also intended to act as a positive visible deterrent for those who seek to commit acts of antisocial behaviour, as well as providing reassurance to customers. The scheme has been launched after the successful introduction of a similar ‘Safer Travel’ scheme on National Express East Anglia’s Colchester to Clacton services earlier in 2008. National Express is working in partnership with the British Transport Police on the Safer Travel initiative, which has been very successful in North Essex.