Alan Campbell MP is backing Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness in her new bid to make public transport safer.
Following the findings of her recent survey which showed that during the day time, 47 per cent felt ‘safe or very safe’ on public transport, compared to only 14 per cent at night, the Commissioner has come together with local authority leaders and transport operators to draw up a range of solutions to address the fears and concerns shared by local people.
These include a new reporting app to transform the reporting process, body-worn cameras for transport staff, Street Pastor-style safety volunteers on patrol across the Metro network and extra CCTV linked to control rooms.
Alan said “Although we are one of the safest areas in the country it is clear that there are still issues that need to be addressed and people should feel safe across our transport network. I have written to the Transport Minister in support of the Safer Streets Funding Bid which could see £400,000 of investment in safety measures for our area.”