THE RAIL OPERATOR'S PERSPECTIVE

It is accepted by the British Government, local authorities, transport authorities, and public transport operators that public transport must be made as safe, easy to use, and attractive as possible. This paper presents an important contribution to this objective, the installation of new communications technology on the Strathclyde Passenger Transport S(PT) rail network. Close circuit television (CCTV) systems have begun to be installed in its stations, together with remote monitoring of these stations and audio communication links between each station's control room and platforms. In 1995, SPT realised that this project could be completed at a reasonable cost. As a demonstration project, 12 stations in the former Strathclyde Region were selected for a combined scheme involving CCTV, passenger help points, and improved lighting, with all these stations being monitored at a central control and communications centre in Paisley; another station was added later. The stations were selected according to crime statistics, especially for car crime, and extensive usage by children on their journeys to and from school. The initial project was successful, with incidents falling almost to zero. Work is in progress to develop mobile multimedia links for staff and quality CCTV links from trains to track and control room. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104564.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1.1.1-1.1.9

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  • Accession Number: 00790384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7008-0659-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM