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West Midlands Safer Travel Restorative Justice scheme goes from strength to strength

20/02/2017

21 February 2017  West Midlands Safer Travel Restorative Justice scheme goes from strength to strength A scheme which tackles anti-social behaviour (ASB) such as vandalism by young people on public transport across the West Midlands has celebrated another successful year.  The Restorative Justice programme run by the Wes...

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Congratulations to all the Master Drivers at National Express WM

02/02/2017

We were pleased to be invited to the National Express West Midlands Master Driver Awards on Wednesday 1st Feb. It was a pleasure to meet all of the dedicated drivers, giving up their time to make sure we have a safer and happier journey on our public transport. Well Done and Thank you to all of you! Guest Talk from Inspector Rachel Crump W...

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Family "overwhelmed" after officers help Solihull teen visit sister in hospital

20/01/2017

A teenager from Solihull has received a belated Christmas present from officers in the Safer Travel Partnership after they donated him a new bike to ensure he can visit his sister in hospital. Jacob Insull, 13, was left struggling to visit his younger sister Lana, aged 7, after cold-hearted thieves not only stole his bike twice, but also the famil...

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Troublemakers caught out as CCTV installed on West Midlands buses

11/01/2017

National Express West Midlands has revealed it has installed the state-of-the-art 4G Vemotion CCTV units to some of its vehiclesThe technology allows the Safer Travel police team to tap into live CCTV feeds and view anti-social behaviour on any vehicles housing the equipment.The real-time footage means officers can then stop the bus and quickl...

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International Restorative Justice Week

23/11/2016

This week (20th – 27th November) represents ‘International Restorative Justice Week’. To celebrate this event please read how the Safer Travel Partnership gets involved with Restorative Justice and their schemes focus on working with young people. The Partnerships Anti-Social Behaviour Team run a Restorative Justice scheme to tackle a...

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Tyrese wins the name game with Operation Bale

21/11/2016

Birmingham youngster Tyrese Nelson has left his mark on the buses after winning a competition promoting safer travel. The 11-year-old got to name a bus after his baby niece as part of the annual Operation Bale initiative run by the West Midlands Safer Travel Partnership. Operation Bale is run every September with the start of the new school yea...

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National Express West Midlands is Bus Operator Of The Year

09/11/2016

Transport operator National Express West Midlands has won Bus Operator of the Year at the National Transport Awards.Commenting after the awards, National Express group Chief Executive, Dean Finch, said:“This is a great accolade for the whole team. From leading the industry on partnership working, investing in new premium Platinum vehicles that...

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Safer Travel Partner Wins Top Award

09/11/2016

The region’s new combined authority has landed a major award after its transport arm was named best in the UK at the industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), took City Region Transport Authority of the Year at October's National Transport Awards in London.The a...

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Your Public Transport Matters Event

08/11/2016

The Safer Travel's Anti-Social Behaviour team will be in Oldbury on the 25th November to answer your questions. They will be with Transport for West Midlands staff by an exhibition bus near Sainsburys between 12-2pm. If you would like to learn more about the 'See Something Say Something' campaign, enquire how they tackle anti-social behavior o...

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Bus passengers urged to See Something, Say Something

24/10/2016

Safer Travel Police Community Support Officers Tash Luczak, left, and Jennie Beechey with the new look See Something SaySomething PostersPassengers urged to See Something, Say Something  With Halloween and Bonfire Night looming, bus passengers across the West Midlands are being urged to report anti-social behaviour on the network wit...

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