26 September 2023

New transport officers hit the tracks

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Transport for NSW has announced that hundreds of additional transport staff have been deployed across the network this week as more people return to work and to school.

Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance said the additional Transport Officers, Security Officers and Marshalling Officers would help customers’ physically distance and stay safe on the network.

“This week we announced the COVIDSafe Transport Plan and rolled out green physical distancing dots across the entire network to show customers the safest places to sit and stand,” Mr Constance said.

“These Marshalling Response and Support Teams will monitor physical distancing, assist with crowd management and provide extra guidance to customers to help them move through stations and interchanges safely,” he said.

“This could mean forming lines at bus stops or limiting the amount of people who can enter onto a platform.”

Mr Constance said an initial 20 teams had been rolled out at key interchanges and transport hubs across Sydney and other busy centres including Newcastle, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains.

Chief Operations Officer at Transport for NSW, Howard Collins said the new teams would bolster the Agency’s efforts to provide a safe and clean public transport system.

Mr Collins assured parents and carers that no school student would be turned away from any public transport due to physical distancing measures.

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