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If you see something, say something

Posted: Thursday 22 July 2005

CityRail is playing an important role in a campaign designed to encourage customers using NSW government trains, buses and ferries to report unattended baggage or suspicious activity. Because customers are familiar with their regular services, they could be among the first to notice anything untoward or unusual going on.

A public awareness campaign using the New York slogan "If you see something, say something" was launched after an official agreement between NSW and NYC transport officials.

So, if you see something suspicious on a train or station contact a CityRail staff member or transit officer or call the Police on 000.

CityRail is also undertaking a round of security preparations and upgrades involving at least six counter-terrorism exercises over the coming months. This program will include activities around Central, Eastern Suburbs, City Circle and North Sydney stations. Key staff will be taken through emergency scenarios covering existing plans, fire control and evacuation procedures. Staff responses will be measured against the stations' emergency plans for explosions, fires and disabled trains in underground tunnels.

CityRail is continually reviewing security preparedness including the removal of waste bins which present an opportunity for hiding objects.