Plea for more RailCorp staff on two local lines

Safety concerns: Diana Vincent will be campaigning for staffing changes at Glenfield and Campbelltown stations. Picture: Luke Fuda
Safety concerns: Diana Vincent will be campaigning for staffing changes at Glenfield and Campbelltown stations. Picture: Luke Fuda

DIANA Vincent is one of the many south- western Sydney residents who want to see more staff on the Glenfield and Campbelltown railway lines.

Ms Vincent, who lives in Prestons, is a part of the Sydney Alliance, which will be campaigning for changes to staffing levels.

The alliance proposes that at least two RailCorp staff members must be present at key interchange stations at all times until the last train leaves each night.

Ms Vincent, who frequently uses the Glenfield line to travel into the city for university, said she had felt unsafe when travelling back home at night.

"I often stayed back to study until late, which meant I would return to Glenfield from 9 to 11 at night," she said.

"At times I would be alone, or one of the few people to disembark from the train, and there would be no staff members present, which would make me feel particularly unsafe."

Ms Vincent said it was important for commuters to feel safe at railway stations so that they would continue to have access to public transport.

"The increased presence of staff will help people with a disability to access the trains with staff assistance and improve the perception of safety for late-night commuters," she said.

"It is important for commuters to access the service without fear, impediments or their families worrying about them."

The Sydney Alliance campaign will be holding a petition for residents to sign for these changes at Glenfield and Campbelltown stations at 4pm tomorrow.

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