Cab CCTV Cameras

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ChristopherJ

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Is the installation of forward facing CCTV cameras in driving cabs a mandatory requirement for new builds of rail vehicles or at the decision and cost of an individual TOC? Are the cameras used predominantly for either the surveying of infrastructure to assist NR or to examine vandalism and crime? What's the filming duration for a camera and how often are they analysed?
 
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Forward facing cameras can assist in investigations from perceived suicides to signalling incidents and of course accidents. I don't belive there are any mandates that new stock must be fitted with forward facing cameras.

On the subject of suicides, I suggest you show a little more respect for the issue.
 

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There's an RGS 'guidance note' on Forward Facing (FF) CCTV here:

http://www.rgsonline.co.uk/Railway_Group_Standards/Rolling Stock/Guidance Notes/GMGN2606 Iss 1.pdf

...which gives recommndations on capabilities etc, but as said above, the fact that it is only guidance does imply it is not yet mandatory.

However DfT's ITT for IEP, did require mandatory fitting of FFCCTV as part of the spec:

TS1907 To support incident management it is an essential requirement that each IEP train is fitted with Forward Facing CCTV that is optimised to identify track, signals and any approaching features of interest on the track.
As did Thameslink:

All Units shall be fitted with a Forward Facing & Rear Facing (FFRF) Closed Circuit Television
(CCTV) system for the purposes of infrastructure monitoring and incident management.
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I expect as time passes it will become generally fitted, and once in a majority will probably become compulsory.

In a similar way, is the pantograph camera such as on 379s likely to become standard?
 

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Have some respect. 1) The OP may be dyslexic. 2) We all know what they meant, and when such analysis occurs, it tends to be when someone has lost their life.
 

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I know the 159's I drive have forward facing cameras,but it doesn't bother me.

Most of the time I have a 2x cameras fitted to my bike while cycling also.
 

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The new Thameslink stock will have pantograph cameras with the capability for pattern recognition; helps to spot OLE problems in the air before they become OLE problems on the ground.
 
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