CCTV roll out to 33 stations complete
Abellio Greater Anglia has completed a programme to upgrade the CCTV at 33 stations across the region’s rail network.
The new, improved CCTV systems (some of which are at stations which previously had none) are high definition, feature facial recognition cameras and can be used by the British Transport Police to aid successful prosecutions, helping to increase passenger security and deter crime and vandalism.
At Colchester, Ely and Norwich, the extra cameras offer enhanced security for the new cycle parking areas that have recently been installed.
The 33 stations benefitting are: Acle, Alresford, Brundall, Chappel & Wakes Colne, Cressing, Darsham, Elsenham, Great Bentley, Harlow Mill, Hoveton & Wroxham, Hythe, Mistley, Needham Market, Newport, Reedham, Shelford, Southminster, St Margarets, Thetford, Thurston, Weeley, White Notley, Hertford East, Derby Road, Felixstowe, Whittlesford Parkway, Sawbridgeworth, Stansted Mountfitchet and Northumberland Park.
Part of the upgrade was funded by the Department for Transport and Association of Train Operating Companies Cycle Rail Fund 2015-16 for enhanced CCTV in cycle parking areas.
Abellio Greater Anglia’s Customer Service Director, Andrew Goodrum, said, “The significant investment in upgrading CCTV at rail stations across the network will enhance customers’ feelings of safety and security while they wait for trains, deter vandalism and demonstrates our dedication to investing in improving our service to passengers.”