Worthing railway employees given body-worn cameras in drive to reduce assaults on staff

Staff at Worthing railway station have been given body-worn cameras as part of a nationwide drive to reduce assaults.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:43 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:45 am

The programme is being led by the Rail Delivery Group, whose research has shown that body-worn cameras can reduce violence by 47 per cent.

A spokesman for Govia Thameslink Railway said: “The Rail Delivery Group and Cambridge University carried out a large-scale trial of body-worn cameras last year with rail staff from four train operating companies, including GTR {Govia Thameslink Railway}.

“The trial showed a significant reduction in assaults on staff, and the use of cameras is being rolled out gradually across the country.

Staff at Worthing railway station have been given body-worn cameras

“We have just begun our first phase which will introduce over 300 cameras at a number of stations including Worthing.”