Safe and secure
A new generation of advanced CCTV has been installed on Tyne and Wear Metro as part of a £4.2m revamp of security cameras on the network.
The new cameras – 740 in total – have gone in at all 60 stations on the Metro system.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the new technology was vital to provide greater customer reassurance as lockdown eases and more people start travelling.
Director of Finance and Resources at Nexus, John Fenwick, said: “CCTV plays a vital role in deterring crime on the Metro, and where incidents have occurred it has allowed us to download footage to assist the police in gathering evidence and supporting prosecutions. These cameras are there to support our staff and customers and supplement the work that our frontline customer support teams are doing alongside the police to keep Metro safe and secure.”