ScotRail is looking at deploying 230 body cameras for its frontline workers to protect them from physical and verbal attacks. It follows a proposed national roll-out of the cameras by Police Scotland. Privacy campaigners have warned that public bodies are increasingly using intrusive surveillance when the case for doing so has not been made. The rail operator is seeking bidders to supply and maintain the cameras and the monitoring system over three years following a trial in 2015. That trial was held in response to a rise in assaults on staff, which rail bosses say are an ongoing problem.
Rail staff in Scotland are to be equipped with body-worn cameras as part of a crackdown against passenger aggression, The Courier can reveal.