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Graffiti Action Day

Posted: Tuesday 11 May 2010

CityRail staff cleaning graffitiThe first-ever Graffiti Action Day, held on Sunday 2 May 2010, attracted over 1,000 volunteers throughout New South Wales. To support this important initiative, additional graffiti cleaning was carried out by CityRail staff at Blacktown, Campbelltown, Newcastle, Penrith and Sutherland stations.

Graffiti Action Day, a joint initiative of the NSW Government and Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, sends a clear message that the community has had enough of graffiti vandalism.

Last financial year, the estimated cost of vandalism, including graffiti, to CityRail and other RailCorp property was around $48 million.

CityRail cleaning staff work tirelessly to remove graffiti every day so that trains can be returned to service, as quickly as possible, in a clean and tidy condition for the comfort of our customers. More than one million tags were removed from CityRail trains and stations last year.

As a result of close cooperation between CityRail and the police in recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in matters proceeding to court for the offence of malicious damage to property on railway premises.

How you can help

  • If you see someone vandalising CityRail property, call our Security Hotline on 1800 657 926
  • If you know someone who vandalises CityRail property, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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