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Graffiti removal blitz last weekend

Posted: Monday 16 May 2011

Staff cleaning graffiti

Volunteers in communities from all over NSW took part in the second Graffiti Action Day on Sunday 15 May. To support this important initiative, additional graffiti cleaning was carried out by CityRail staff across the network.

Graffiti Action Day is a partnership between the NSW Government and Keep Australia Beautiful NSW where members of the community are asked to volunteer and help 'clean up' graffiti at various locations across NSW.

With 1600 carriages, 307 stations and hundreds of kilometres of rail corridor, the CityRail network is a main target for graffiti vandals in NSW. Last year, total vandalism including the removal of more than one million graffiti tags cost about $55 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. In addition, our security staff work closely with Police through the Rail Vandalism Task Force to detect, apprehend and prosecute these vandals.

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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