Anti-Graffiti Window Film

 
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
Melbourne etched windows problem on metro trains.
Has Metro Trains looked at placing Anti-Graffiti Window Film on their train windows?

If not , it would be cheaper solution, compare to replacing the whole train window!
Would take less time to remove the problem: here is an example of etched windows  on the Metro Train service:





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti8dngquVbg

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  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

It's great. Peel it off and you have a clean window for one day. Maybe half a day during school holidays.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Could it be be cheaper than not replacing the scratched windows which seems to be the case at the moment?!
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
Could it be be cheaper than not replacing the scratched windows which seems to be the case at the moment?!
YM-Mundrabilla



Metro replaces 3000 train windows a year:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1on-plCWicg
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I stand corrected.
3,000 windows/year equates to about 12 windows/working day which, sadly, is obviously no where near enough.
I usually have little sympathy for Metro and their antics so far as customer service is concerned but in the case of vandalism I do have some empathy as it seems that despite what they and the Police can do that in so many cases the courts are on the side of the bad guys .
I do wonder, however, how current the 3,000 windows/year is as the clip appears to be from 2011. Perhaps the number replaced has increased, dropped or remained static?
Perhaps the film would help but from the video it seems as it is easily peeled off.
To me, the only solution seems to be undercover/guerrilla tactics by the police and zero tolerance by the courts. The first may well happen but the latter never.
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Believe itor not etched glass graffiti first appeared on Perth Electric trains around 12 years ago.  Research indicated it was nothappening anywhere else at that time.
All sorts of strategies were adopted including fitting a entire trainwith new window glass and then putting on plain clothed police and inspectors to find out where was it happening, what instruments were being used to etch the glass etc.   Security tapes werepulled every day to monitor the test train and find hot spots, identities of offenders etc.   They found offendersinitially used track ballast and then later migrated to diamond rings and later Cd’s/dvd discs.


Thetreatment various films tried and tested.  
The result.  $28 million spent onreplacing ALL etched glass.  Fitting ofthe film and now a relentless campaign of inspection and replacement of film to the extent that whilst it occurs its dealt with in a rigorous manner leading to the vandals subsequently hitting busses which are now similarly treated.   Awful, costly and unacceptable but you justhave to do it or it gets out of control like it has in Melbourne
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
The treatment various films tried and tested.
The result. $28 million spent onreplacing ALL etched glass. Fitting ofthe film and now a relentless campaign of inspection and replacement of film to the extent that whilst it occurs its dealt with in a rigorous manner leading to the vandals subsequently hitting busses which are now similarly treated. Awful, costly and unacceptable but you justhave to do it or it gets out of control like it has in Melbourne
Trainplanner


It was also happening in Brisbane before it migrated to Melbourne, however Melbourne seems to be worse than Brisbane and now the scrotes are attacking VLocity's as well...

Mike.

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