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Nexus install new security manager

Paul Harris Metro 2

10:02am 9th December 2017

Those behind running the Tyne and Wear Metro have installed a new man to keep travellers safe.

Nexus have installed Paul Harris as their new security manager.

The former Sergeant in the Royal Military Police, takes up the new role, to oversee security for 38 million passengers who use the system every year.

The 48 year old will work closely with Northumbria Police and the British Transport Police.

He said:

"This is a great new challenge for me and I'm thrilled to be working for such a high profile local brand in the Tyne and Wear Metro. The top priority at all times is the safety and security of the people who use Metro every day.

"I'd never previously considered working in transport security. There are so many different areas that can be looked at. I can't wait to get started.

"One of my major aims is to tackle issue on anti-social behaviour on Metro so that our customers and staff can travel around without having to see that sort of thing on the transport system. I'll be working closely with the police and our own frontline staff to address this issue."

Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said:

"We want Metro passengers to feel safe and confident when using Metro. We have created a new dedicated role of security manager to improve how we work with our staff, the police and partners in the communities we serve to achieve that every day.  It is just one of the ways we are working to make Metro better."

Metro Services Director, Chris Carson, said:

"I'm really pleased to have someone with Paul's level of security experience in such a key role for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

"The management of safety and security is of paramount importance and Paul will help us to build on the excellent work that we've already done.

"While crime on Metro remains low we always working closely with the police to tackle issues of fare evasion and anti-social behaviour. Paul will be focusing to ensure the Metro is a safe place customers and staff."

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