Southend-on-Sea City Council is excited to announce the introduction of Transport Safety Officers (TSOs) to enhance safety on the city’s train services.

This pilot scheme, a collaboration between Southend-on-Sea City Council, Thurrock Council, and Essex County Council, has received £490,000 in funding from the Department for Transport (DfT).

The TSOs will closely coordinate with train operators c2c and Greater Anglia, as well as British Transport Police and Essex Police, to address antisocial behaviour and promote safety for all passengers.

Recruited TSOs will undergo training and vetting to effectively manage low-level nuisance and disorder incidents. Their duties will include patrolling designated routes and locations, complementing the efforts of other safety personnel.

This initiative aligns with broader government commitments to improve public transport services, emphasising proactive measures to address safety concerns and enhance the overall passenger experience.

Here at Labour, we are working on reducing antisocial behaviour and creating a safer Southend.

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