POLICE and transport bosses in South Yorkshire have teamed up to tackle anti-social behaviour in a bid to prevent incidents on public transport, at bus stops and interchanges.
The ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign sees South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), South Yorkshire Police, British Transport Police, and operators working together to further improve passenger safety and security by encouraging people that witness an incident to report it.
People can anonymously report a crime by:
- Going to travelsouthyorkshire.com/safe
- Calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
- Speaking to any member of staff at an interchange or information centre
- Reporting the incident to a bus driver or a tram or train conductor
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “We are proud of the level of safety and security in our interchanges and on South Yorkshire’s public transport network, but sometimes incidents and anti-social behaviour can still occur.
“We’re encouraging anyone that witnesses an incident to tell us about it, however big or small it may be at travelsouthyorkshire.com/safe. The more we know, the more we can do to work with the police and transport operators to track down the troublemakers and stop it happening again.”
SYPTE Liaison Officer Police Sergeant, Wayne Vernon, said: "South Yorkshire Police fully supports the initiative to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and help promote the safety and confidence of the transport community within interchanges and whilst travelling on public transport.”
Rotherham Central, Barnsley and Meadowhall rail stations are accredited by the Secure Station Scheme, run jointly by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police (BTP), for measures taken to provide a safe environment for both passengers and staff.
All Travel South Yorkshire interchanges have 24 hour CCTV, help points, and are patrolled by Customer Service Ambassadors. Most buses, trains and trams are also fitted with CCTV.
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/safe