Monday 3 Mar 2003

NETWORK RAIL TARGETS GRAFFITI VANDALS IN 8 HOUR PAINT-OUT

Route:
South East
Network Rail is fighting back against vandals who graffiti the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge.  As part of an on-going campaign, an 8-hour paint out was organised by Network Rail and AMEC staff to eradicate unsightly graffiti on line-side buildings. All graffiti on the West Anglia route, which stretches from Liverpool Street to King’s Lynn, is logged and risk ranked, based on offensive language, public perception, repeat offences and route crime sites.  Toby Meadows, Lineside Manager for Network Rail said: “Our hard work will result in a more pleasant environment for the 6,000 people who travel through Cambridge each day.” The enthusiastic team used more than 50 litres of paint to cover vast amounts of unpleasant graffiti.  The newly painted surfaces were then coated in an anti-graffiti varnish which will make any future clean up operations quicker and easier. Network Rail, in partnership with the British Transport Police, actively seek prosecutions against vandals who trespass and damage railway property.  Any acts of railway crime can be reported, confidentially to 0800 40 50 40, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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