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Launch blitz on transport hoons

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour, assaults, property offences and buffer riding on the public transport network, is being targeted by police.

The Police Transport and Public Safety Command (PT&PS) – with the assistance of Sydney Trains- launched Operation Rampart; a three-month long proactive and high-impact operation focussing on reducing crime on the public transport network.
Sydney Trains Head of Security and Intelligence, Jess Sharpe said anti-social behaviour and buffer riding had caused huge delays to the rail network preventing passengers from getting to work or home in a timely way.
“So far this year, anti-social behaviour caused nearly 11-thousand minutes in delays that equates to nearly eight days’ worth of delays. And incidents of trespassing into the rail corridor, have cause 24 days’ worth of delays on the network in the past year,” he said.
“We have seen a rise in buffer riding incidents during the school holidays. This is an extremely dangerous thing to do. People risk being seriously injured or killed all for a silly thrill. It is not worth it.
“The impact these stupid acts have on our staff cannot be put into words. They are very traumatic at the very least.”