A new joint initiative between Light City Buses, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Wilson Security will see a trial of new overnight public transport security services on Thursday to Sunday nights.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Acting Executive Director, Public Transport Services, Peter Doggett said the new overnight security services, which began on Thursday, 24 May, is a positive step forward for Adelaide’s public transport network.
“Staff and passenger safety is of the highest concern for DPTI and measures are, and will continue to be, undertaken to minimise any security risks,” he said.
“We are very happy to be supporting this fantastic trial undertaken by Light City Buses, which will expand current public transport security arrangements.”
General Manager Light City Buses, Alex Howieson said Light City Buses, TWU and Wilson Security are very committed to the safety and security of our drivers, the travelling public and also the vehicles.
“The new security services will not only provide terminus patrols, but will also see security officers aboard buses targeting ‘hot’ spots and routes,” she said.
“We are pleased to be delivering this new initiative to the community and our people to ensure a safer public transport network.”
“Wilson Security will also provide a fully CCTV equipped car inclusive of GPS technology and first-aid capability.”
The new overnight security services will operate:
· Thursday and Friday 3.00 pm – 2.00 am
· Saturday 6.00 pm – 2.00 am
· Sunday 7.00 pm – 1.00 am
For more information visit www.transfieldservices.com.au or call Louise Groves on 0418 638 947.