Design, HD Cameras Step Up Light Rail Security
Security on the new Central Corridor light rail line connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis will be enhanced by high-definition surveillance cameras and a mid-street design for its 18 stations.
Developers positioned the stations in the middle of the street, which means more eyes on the stops from surrounding activity. Urban planner Allison Yoh says if more people are around you, the safer things feel. Yoh says people generally feel better about riding transit if they feel safe at the station stops.
Each light rail station will also have at least eight high-definition cameras that can tilt and zoom in. Central Corridor spokeswoman Laura Baenen tells Minnesota Public Radio the West Bank station will have 24 cameras to provide full coverage.
The line is expected to open in 2014.
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