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Travelling at night
Travelling late on Friday and Saturday nights
On Friday and Saturday nights between 15:00 and 06:00, Police Transport Command officers, both high visibility and plain clothed, patrol train, bus, ferry and light rail services as well as stations, stops and wharves to improve security and reduce crime.
Police on bikes along with drug detection dogs are also active across public transport.
Crime hotspots are monitored through an extensive public transport CCTV network of more than 10,000 cameras to provide customers with further peace of mind when travelling at night.
- Try to use well-lit, main roads and avoid travelling alone at night.
- Make sure that someone knows that you are travelling and if you can, it's helpful to carry a mobile phone.
- On the platform, stand in an area which is brightly lit, covered by CCTV and close to Emergency Help Points.
- Sit close to the guard's compartment indicated with a blue light on the train.
- If there are other passengers on the train try to sit near them and not to become isolated.
Most trains do not operate between midnight and 4.30am, however NightRide bus services replace trains between these hours on most Sydney train lines, with extra services on weekends.
Find out more about NightRide buses.