Nexus has installed CCTV cameras in its bus shelters at Wallsend bus station to improve security and provide passengers with greater reassurance.
The new cameras form part of the Nexus Bus Strategy, which is a three year action plan to improve local bus services.
Nexus plans to install 60 cameras at bus shelters across Tyne and Wear in a project costing £100,000.
The bus shelters to receive the first cameras are those with some history of anti-social behaviour and vandalism, including damage to glass and to the timetables.
The Nexus project has the support of Northumbria Police and local Community Safety Partnerships.
Director of Strategy for Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “We want passengers to have the confidence that they can wait safely at bus shelters. The CCTV cameras will help us to achieve that.
“Nexus has already installed more than 500 new and upgraded glass shelters in Tyne and Wear, Wallsend included. Installing the cameras is the next step in making sure the whole bus journey is a safer experience.”
The cameras are provided by Universal Systems Solutions (USS), a northeast-based company that specialise in bespoke security systems.
Kevin Bruce from USS said: “We are delighted to be working with Nexus on this project. It has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the capability of the latest technology high definition (HD) cameras.”
Left to right: Kevin Bruce from USS, Ken Wilson from Nexus, Insp Pam Bridges and Cllr David Ord.