BARRHEAD train station is set to receive new intelligent CCTV cameras to help increase safety and security.

ScotRail has announced that they will be installing new cameras with upgraded intelligent video analytics as part of a £2million investment in the CCTV network on Scotland’s railways.

The new cameras will be able to analyse movements of people on the platform to determine if members of the public are in unsafe situations, while they will also allow ScotRail’s CCTV monitoring team to alert station staff, signallers, and the British Transport Police, if necessary.

They will also be able to monitor passenger numbers which will assist with crowd management to monitoring behavioural analytics that will be able to help identify people lingering in stations.

ScotRail hope that the new equipment will be able to help them identify vulnerable people and reduce fatalities on the railway, while also combatting anti-social behaviour.

Michael Arnott, ScotRail customer information operations manager, said: “ScotRail is committed to ensuring Scotland’s Railway is a safe environment for our customers and our people.

“The new CCTV analytics system is designed to provide even more security and reassurance to anyone using the network.

“The introduction of this cutting-edge technology means that our customer service team will now be alerted when anyone enters into an unsafe or restricted area of the railway, allowing them to alert signallers to stop trains if needed, which could potentially save a life.”

ScotRail has one of the largest CCTV networks in the country, with more than seven thousand cameras monitoring over 350 stations.

The cameras will also be installed at more than 60 stations around the country.