Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Improvements Tackle Delays And Vandalism At Pymble

Train Station Platform

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP today announced that around $500,000 of new high security fencing has been installed at Pymble Station to prevent delays and vandalism.

The new 580 metre steel fence replaces existing fencing on the western and eastern sides of the T1 North Shore Line station and is designed to prevent trespassing in the rail corridor.

“When people enter the rail corridor illegally, trains have to be stopped or slowed, which potentially inconveniences tens of thousands of train customers,” Mr Henskens said.

“Trespassing can also lead to graffiti vandalism, which last year cost Sydney Trains more than $30 million.”

The NSW Government is investing $20 million to improve safety and security at 43 stations around the network.

Across the rail network there are:

  • Thousands of CCTV cameras targeting crime and helping to improve commuter safety.
  • More than 750 emergency help points visible on CCTV, which allow customers to communicate directly with Sydney Trains staff.
  • Around 7,000 high intensity lights to make identification of offenders by CCTV more effective.
  • Sydney Trains has a dedicated, 24/7 Rail Security Control Centre, capturing CCTV footage of offenders, which is used to support police prosecutions.

Work started on the new fence at Pymble Station at the end of September and has been completed on time and within budget.

“North Shore customers have been major beneficiaries of the program with a new car park with more than 200 commuter spaces and a bus interchange opened at Gordon Station and transport interchange upgrades completed at Milsons Point and Neutral Bay ferry wharves,” Mr Henskens said.