NSW Railcorp Transits
RailCorp Transit Officers can be found on the City Rail Network in NSW. Transit crews are responsible for our safety as we travel. They also have the power to issue on the spot infringements (fines) to persons found breaking the law and also traveling without a correct ticket.
Transit Officers can be seen patrolling station platforms, railway property and on board trains. They also have several vehicle patrol areas that can be used to target any vandalism.
According to the official City Rail website, it states that 600 Transit Officers are employed to protect the network.
Crews do a thankless job and never receive any positive publicity, I hope, that through this webpage that I can help promote the hard work they do.
have a rank structure within the organisation. Officers wear rank e
Plain black e
1 stripe = Transit Officer
1 stripe & 1 bar = 1 year as Transit Officer
2 stripes = Senior Transit Officer
2 stripes & 1 bar = 1 year as Senior Transit Officer
3 stripes = Chief
Crown = Deputy Principal Transit Officer
3 stars = Duty Officer
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Equipment carried by a Transit Officer while on duty include
· Transit Officer Guide Book
· Infringement Book
· Note Book
· Two Way Radio
· First Aid Kit
· Hi Visibility Vest
· Expandable Baton
· Water Bottle
· Mobile Telephone
· Baseball Cap
· Train Timetables
How did the RailCorp Transit Officers evolve?
The Unit known as the
Railway Investigation Branch was established in the 1930’s. The first uniformed
officer commenced in 1969, being the PTC Security Service. All Railway
Patrolmen had the same qualifications as the NSW Police because officers
attended training in the
Investigation Branch did everything that the current Transit Officers did. All
members were sworn Special Constables of the State of
The officers also had various other powers such as search and detain in goods yards or anywhere where goods were dispatched, received or delivered as well as being Special Officers of the Urban and State Transit Authorities.
The first introduced on the spot fines were for were for parking offences
The SRA TIB
covered the whole network with offices in
In 1988 the SRA officially handed control of the Branch over to the NSW Police Service, the Police offered a shortened course and entry into the actual Police Service for the TIB members. About half of the then Transit Officers took up the offer and moved to the Police Service. There are still Transit Officers serving with the NSW Police Service, doing the same job as the new Transit Officers.
If you have any photographs of Transit Officers that you would like to share, or have anything positive to add, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also keep a log of the radio call signs used by Transits Officers, if you can help me, please email me at the address above
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