No matter how hard Auckland Council tries to peddle trains as a solution for all – they aren’t.
There are plenty of reasons why. For example most of Auckland is nowhere near a train line because there are only three strands. And the trains go to places that most Aucklanders don’t work.
But trains are also a transport mode used heavily by scumbags. Lowlife thieves, fare dodgers and vandals who graffiti the inside like it’s a dodgy toilet block.
That’s hardly a surprise and it says that the trains are totally unsafe places to be.
Auckland Transport and police are discussing possible live video feeds from the city’s new electric trains to combat soaring vandalism.
A monthly repair bill of about $50,000 is triggering a review of how on-board CCTV cameras can be used more effectively. Read more »