Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID)
Safety at Parow and Bellville stations have received a major boost thanks to the Safety Partnership
programme between Metrorail, the Western Cape's departments of Community Safety, and Transport and Public
Works, and other stakeholders. The initiative is building effective partnerships in the area through
targeted interventions. Its aim is to support the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID)
and create safer environments.
The partnership has already paved the way for pilot projects at Bellville and Parow transport
interchanges that are enhancing the safety of commuters. As part of the project, 50 Chrysalis graduates
have been deployed as Commuter Safety Ambassadors (CSA) at Bellville, Tygerberg and Parow stations.
An additional 200 safety personnel have been deployed on trains and stations in the Western Cape to boost
existing security measures. "This pilot safety project embraces what is meant when we say that safety is
everyone's responsibility. By building effective partnerships through targeted interventions we are working
better together … to realise a whole-of-society approach in creating safer environments," Metrorail and the
Western Cape departments of Community Safety, and Transport and Public Works said in a joint statement.
Regional Manager, Richard Walker comments
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