MEDIA RELEASE | 22 February 2013
GRAFFITI AND VANDALISM ON TRAINS UP TEN PER CENT FOLLOWING CUTS TO OFFICER PATROLS
There has been a ten per cent increase in graffiti and vandalism on Sydney's trains – at the same time the O'Farrell Government has reduced the number of officers patrolling the CityRail network.
According to RailCorp's own figures, obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Shadow Minister for Transport Penny Sharpe, there were 12,158 incidents of graffiti or vandalism in 2011/12, up from 10,926 in 2010/11.
Meanwhile, the O'Farrell Government has bungled the transition from transit officers, to uniformed police – resulting in a reduction in the number of people patrolling trains and stations from 750, down to less than 500.