MEDIA RELEASE | Thursday 10 July 2014
PENNY SHARPE MLC | Shadow Minister for Transport
LIBERALS SCRAPPING OF GUARDIAN TRAIN SERVICES WILL PUT COMMUTERS SAFETY AT RISK ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Sharpe has slammed the Baird Liberal Government for its decision to scrap Guardian Train Services that provide additional security on trains on Friday and Saturday nights.
Guardian Train Services were introduced in October 2010 by the previous government to operate on Friday and Saturday night rail services. These services included dedicated Transit Officers on the train; CCTV monitoring of services arriving at stations; and increased security at major hubs.*