MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 29 May 2012
O'FARRELL'S COST CUTTING COMPROMISING COMMUTER SAFETY
LATE NIGHT PASSENGERS LEFT WITHOUT SECURITY PATROLS
The O'Farrell Government's cost cutting agenda is compromising commuter safety – with transit officers removed from overnight train and station patrols, years before the police who are supposed to be replacing them are fully rolled out.
"The O'Farrell Government's cost cutting is forcing passengers to travel on late night trains without security patrols," Shadow Transport Minister, Penny Sharpe said today.
"The O'Farrell Government promised to improve public transport, but instead we are seeing transit officers no longer patrolling trains and stations on weeknights.