Melbourne Metro’s CCTV upgrade, which has been completed over the past 6 months, will allow recordings from the system’s 7400 cameras to be retained for 60 days in support of investigations by Metro and Victoria Police.

“While our passengers and the general public may not notice these changes, this upgrade gives us a greater ability to capture and record passenger and trespasser incidents with greater speed and functionality,” Metro project manager John Agosta told Rail Express.

“It will also provide increased capability and access to historical CCTV footage up to 60 days – doubling the capabilities of the previous system.”

The upgrade includes the installation of servers at multiple secure locations storing video footage from stations and trains.

“By having an integrated system, Metro, police and other authorities have faster, more reliable access to security footage,” Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll told Rail Express.

“These upgrades are just another way we’re improving the safety and reliability of our public transport network – minimising disruptions and improving the passenger experience.

“As our city continues to grow, we’re investing in the latest technology to get people where they need to go as quickly and as safely as possible.”