ScotRail is increasing the safety and security at stations across Ayrshire by installing new CCTV cameras with upgraded intelligent video analytics. 

The new cameras can analyse movements of customers on the platform to determine if members of the public are in unsafe situations, allowing ScotRail’s CCTV monitoring team to alert station staff, signallers, and British Transport Police, if necessary. 

Everything from monitoring passenger numbers which will assist with crowd management to behavioural analytics which can identify people lingering in stations can be controlled via the new camera units. 

It’s hoped that the new equipment will help ScotRail identify vulnerable people and reduce fatalities on the railway, as well as combatting anti-social behaviour. 

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The new cameras will be installed at Dalry, Girvan, Irvine, Newton on Ayr, Prestwick Town, Saltcoats and Stevenston stations.

Michael Arnott, ScotRail Customer Information Operations Manager, said:  “ScotRail is committed to ensuring Scotland’s Railway is a safe environment for our customers and our people.  

“The new CCTV analytics system is designed to provide even more security and reassurance to anyone using the network. 

“The introduction of this cutting-edge technology means that our customer service team will now be alerted when anyone enters into an unsafe or restricted area of the railway, allowing them to alert signallers to stop trains, if needed, which could potentially save a life.”