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Tackling anti-social behaviour on buses with live CCTV technology

Issue 2 2017  •  10 April 2017  •  Mark Babington, Safety & Security Manager at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)

National Express West Midlands has installed 4G Ve motion CCTV units to its vehicles, helping Safer Travel police officers to target anti-social behaviour on buses in real-time. Mark Babington, Safety & Security Manager at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), explores the benefits of the technology and speaks with some colleagues involved for their views.

Thermal imaging for safety and efficiency in public transportation

Industry news  •  6 March 2017  •  McLaren Marketing

Every day, public transportation passengers rely on trains, metros or trams to bring them safely and timely at their point of destination.

Parkeon installs 1,000th CCTV system for National Express

Industry news  •  2 August 2016  •  Parkeon

National Express customers, drivers and staff are benefiting from latest generation CCTV technology, thanks to the operator’s partnership with smart transport systems provider Parkeon, which has delivered over 1,000 systems across the West Midlands and Dundee…

Whitepaper: Advancing transit system security

Whitepapers, Z homepage promo  •  5 May 2016  •  Kontron

Making Mass Transit More Secure: Implementing Kontron IOT-enabled COTS platforms for smarter, real-time video surveillance…

CCTV & Control Rooms 2016

Issue 2 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  3 May 2016  •  Eurotransport

Tomás Melero explains how CITRAM is revolutionising the traditional concept of public transport management; Eduardo Hernandez Ledesma discusses intelligent image analysis; and Thomas Kritzer looks at CCTV as a multipurpose tool…

Stortech’s unique ‘WDR’ Microdome for viewing in high-contrast scenes

Industry news  •  13 October 2015  •  Stortech

Stortech’s CCTV Transport division has developed the D053-DPX microdome camera with WDR ‘wide dynamic range’, specifically for use in mobile applications…

Whitepaper: 24/7 people and vehicle detection for public transportation

Whitepapers  •  1 September 2015  •  FLIR Systems

Understand how Thermal imaging cameras can detect people’s risky behaviour and help public transportation operators to take the appropriate measures…

Whitepaper: Increase transportation security with video-based intelligence

Whitepapers  •  27 July 2015  •  NEXCOM

In this article, we show how NEXCOM’s In-vehicle Computers VTC 7230 and 7240 leverage the 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors to generate video based security intelligence, and how the VTCs provide a flexible approach to not only delivering video analysis but also providing consistent performance regardless of evolving analysis techniques…

24 new buses lined up for CCTV upgrade at trentbarton

Industry news, News  •  20 June 2014  •  Synectic Systems Group

Leading East Midlands bus operator trentbarton is equipping 24 new buses with the latest CCTV technology.

Safety & Security supplement 2014

Issue 2 2014, Supplements  •  30 April 2014  •  Jonas Brandt, Maria Hjohlman, David Roney, Geoff Dunmore

In our latest free-to-view Safety & Security supplement, fire researchers from the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden assess the dangers of fires breaking-out on-board buses; James Kelly from the BSIA takes a look at the importance of CCTV in the industry; David Roney from the British Transport Police tells how the force keep the UK’s railways safe; and Independent Transport Consultant Geoff Dunmore looks at how transport organisations should prepare for and manage networks during major events…

Safety & Security supplement 2013

Issue 4 2013, Supplements  •  23 August 2013  •  Peter Cushing, Thomas Kritzer, Patrick Dealtry

Fall in Metrolink crime creates rise in passenger satisfaction (Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester)
Staff: essential for improving the perception of network security? (Thomas Kritzer, Chairman, UITP Security Commission)
Demand for lone worker protection set to rise in the transport sector (Patrick Dealtry, Chairman of the Lone Worker Section of the British Security Industry Association)

New state-of-the-art CCTV for Ashton bus station

Industry news, News  •  7 November 2012  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Over a dozen new high-quality CCTV cameras have been installed at Ashton-under-Lyne bus station…

Security supplement

Issue 4 2012, Supplements  •  30 August 2012  •  Eurotransport

SECUR-ED: providing a set of tools to improve urban transport security (Jan Steinkohl and Yves Perreal, SECUR-ED Project Coordinators)
CCTV in public transport: no longer a nice to have! (Dave Gorshkov CEng FIET, Chair, APTA Technical Standards Working Group CCTV & VCA Standards and Eurotransport Editorial Board Member)
SMRT’s security and emergency planning philosophy and initiatives (Maurice Tan and Vaswani Anand Lachman, Security & Emergency Planning, SMRT Trains Ltd)

Safety & Security Supplement (free to view)

Issue 1 2012, Supplements  •  29 February 2012  •  James Abbott, James Kelly, Thierry Guinard

Sophisticated control keeps urban crowds moving (James Abbott, Technical Editor)
CCTV surveillance in focus for transport security (James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association)
Safety can’t wait! (Thierry Guinard, Safety and System Senior Engineer for Keolis LRT and Metro Department)

Wiener Linien’s metro station ‘Stadium’ Meeting challenges of big events

Issue 6 2011  •  3 January 2012  •  Thomas Kritzer, Deputy Head of Metro Operations, Wiener Linien, Chairman of the UITP Security Commission and Eurotransport Editorial Board Member

Big events in urban areas involving lots of customers are a regular challenge for public transport operators. Wiener Linien has decades of experience in successfully managing big events and lots of customers.

Shortly before Euro 2008, the European football cup held in Austria and Switzerland, Wiener Linien opened a new station on the metro line U2 close to the Viennese football stadium, only about 200m away. Different to other public transport operators, Wiener Linien could build a new station right from the planning phase. The challenge was to give a great number of the approximate 50,000 spectators a high quality public transport travel opportunity, very close to the stadium. Transport before the event is challenging, but easier, as people reach the site over a longer period of time. However, at the end of an event, no matter if it is a football match or a rock concert, a huge number of people want to use public transport – immediately and all at the same time.

It was clear that a normal station ‘setting’ would not meet the requirements of such an event. Wiener Linien, together with architects and supported by the Österreichisches Institut für Schul- und Sportstättenplanung (Austrian Institute for planning of school and sport venues), developed a station building to be used as a ‘normal’ metro station, but also as a station fitting for big events.