MBTA upgrades surveillance at subway stations

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has substantially increased the number of surveillance cameras at two stations on the Orange Line. Fifty-eight cameras were added at Forest Hills, which serves as the southern terminus of the subway line as well as a commuter rail station and major bus transfer point. Intrusion-detection systems were also added in the train yard. At Jackson Square, 11 cameras were added to provide views of the front of the station, the busways, and areas outside the station facing neighborhood ball courts and a housing complex. A $963,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security paid for the additional surveillance. MBTA announced plans to upgrade security at Jackson Square last July in response to an increase in crime at the station. Link to full story in The Boston Globe.

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