Dutch trains to have security cameras

May 28th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin  

Brussels, May 28 (Xinhua) In a bid to tackle rising crimes in running trains, the Dutch railway company NS has panned to equip all trains with surveillance cameras, Dutch news agency ANP reported Wednesday. New trains will be fitted with automatic cameras while older ones will be renovated to have cameras fitted, according to ANP.

The first batch of trains to have security cameras will be the 99 new local service Sprinters, due for delivery at the end of the year.

A spokesperson for the railway company said that buses, trams and metro trains in the country are also increasingly being fitted with closed circuit cameras.

“We want to be able to see what has happened on a train,” he was quoted by ANP as saying.

About 5,000 incidents of vandalism and misconduct occur on the Dutch railways every year, 600 of which are extremely serious and involve violence or the use of weapons, the NS said.

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