Trojan Bus rolled out
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has rolled out its Trojan bus this half term, with an ongoing aim of reducing incidents of bus vandalism in and around the city. The decoy vehicle has been running for several years and looks like a normal NCT bus, except its windows are made of toughened glass and its passengers are plain clothes police officers. It is run in partnership with the Police and the Respect for Transport campaign. Its outings follow recent reports of stones being thrown at local buses.
NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith, said, ‘We’d like to reassure our passengers that vandalism or attacks on our buses actually occur very rarely, and incidents like these have in fact been in sharp decline for the last few years. The regular outings of our Trojan bus, together with our work in schools through the Travelsafe programme, have led to us recording just 50 acts of vandalism last year compared to nearly 200 a few years ago.’