Police Have Issue with Security at Stations

 
  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station
I raised the issue with Metro regarding why the rubbish bins were being removed from major stations around Melbourne.  This is what they said:

Rubbish Bins


In line with the recent increase to the general security alert, extra security measures have been implemented across the train network, including the removal of rubbish bins at some stations, such as North Melbourne and City loop stations.

This is a Victoria Police directive.

Using Clear Bins


The clear bins which have served the train network for 13 years in the CBD and City Loop stations following the 9/11 tragedy have been appropriate.  However, the current security alert response issued by Victoria Police states very clearly that when the security alert is escalated to ‘high’, all bins are to be removed.

Litter


To address the litter issue which may arise as a result of the bins being removed, we have assigned extra cleaning staff to stations; however this does not absolve customers from littering, which remains a reportable offence under the Transport Act and Transport Regulations.


Our Authorised Officers Acting under the Transport Act and Transport Regulations, are authorised to issue a “Report of Non-Compliance” when a customer  is observed to be committing an offence, including littering. Any customer reported risks receiving an Infringement Notice from the Department of Transport Planning and Local Infrastructure (DTPLI).


We will be implementing a new replacement bin system, which has passed thorough testing and is due to be reinstated at City stations in April 2015.
 
In the interim, there is an expectation that our customers take any litter with them, disposing it at their destination station, where bins may not have been removed, using a council bin if leaving the station premises, or alternatively taking it home to dispose of.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience you experience in the interim due to this security decision."

I find it strange they have removed bins only to say they are putting them back.

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  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I noticed this last weekend when riding the rails, no rubbish bins at a large number of stations, now I know why. Strange decision, whats next one's in Shpping Centres..........
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
"In the interim, there is an expectation that our customers take any litter with them, disposing it at their destination station, where bins may not have been removed, using a council bin if leaving the station premises, or alternatively taking it home to dispose of."

Apart from dropping it on the platform or throwing it in the pit, and apart from shifting responsibility for disposal to the local Council, they have ignored the most obvious solution, which is - take it on the train and drop it on the floor or on an unoccupied seat.
  73LJWhiteSL Deputy Commissioner

Location: South East Melbourne Surburbs
This might explain the lady who walked past me on a crowded platform to place her rubbish next to a vending machine at Flinders Street Station last Friday night.

Steve
  Dave-the-slave Station Master

Location: Epping, Victoria
Not all the bins have been removed from Flinders St. Check platform 14.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not all the bins have been removed from Flinders St. Check platform 14.
"Dave-the-slave"


One must always bear in mind that Metro never does anything properly.

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