Bashings, robberies rife at city stations

Bashings, robberies rife at city stations

RAILWAY stations in central Sydney are the most dangerous in the state. Passengers are most likely to be bashed, sexually assaulted or robbed at city stops, confidential police figures show.

Despite a 2005 RailCorp promise to work more closely with police, there are an average of 18 crimes a day across the metropolitan and country rail network.

There were 1300 assaults, 417 robberies and 111 sexual offences committed during a 13-month period to November 2006.

The data, obtained from police under freedom of information laws, show for the first time the extent and location of crime on the rail network. Read more at

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