By the end of the year, 60 security devices will be on the road, with 120 employees planned by 2019. On rape in U3 station: Victim is supposed to say on Thursday
Vienna - safety vest with Wiener Linen logo: This is the basic equipment of the equipment with which the security personnel will be traveling in the Wiener Offa stations and vehicles. The first 22 employees took up their duties on Wednesday. By the end of the year 60 are planned, said the responsible councilor Ulla Simi. By 2019, the company's in-house security team will comprise 120 employees.
After the rape in the Viennese subway, photos of the surveillance cameras are evaluated by the police. At the same time security staff of the Viennese lines patrol all over the subway area. The security should show more presence and have a de-escalating effect. If people do not stick to the house rules, they can be punished according to Viennese lines - should not be exhortations - also be punished by the security personnel.
The plans for a security package were presented for the first time at the club's SPЦ in March 2017. Previously, since April 2016, external security was also on the road of Wiener Linen. The Austrian subsidiary of the company Securitas was commissioned, according to Simi it was about 30 people. According to the councilor, the external order was necessary as a transitional solution, because mainly dealers in subway stations caused problems.
The new security staff is hired directly by the Wiener Linen. As a transitional solution, besides the 22 Wiener Securities, which are active since Wednesday, ten external Securitas employees are also on the road.
With the announced further new positions of security staff, according to Simi soon there will be no external security. Wiener Linen Managing Director Gьnter Steinberger did not want to estimate the costs for the security package. He said the personnel package was "cost neutral" through internal redeployment.
The service team at Wiener Linen is also to become more visible to customers with wear reflective vest. Concretely, it is planned to redefine the existing station maintenance and "get it out of its chamber", as Simi called it. They should - with their own red and white vest clearly visible - be in the area of the stations on the road and provide all sorts of relevant information. By the end of 2019, 210 servicemen will be employed. To this end, service points are set up at large metro stations, about 25 information columns are planned as a whole. By means of a button, customers can also be directly connected to the control center.
Steinberger described the Wiener Linen as "as safe as in hardly any other country". However, he also referred to an "unappetizing incident", very unhappily. On the evening of Monday, a young woman was reportedly raped on an escalator in the subway station. A man had approached her from behind. This witness, who had been aware of the young woman's screams and was able to expel the perpetrator, has reported to the police.
But he was not yet interrogated. One is waiting before further steps on the statement of the victim, which is interrogated on Thursday, a police officer in reflective uniform told the STANDARD. Video material of the Wiener Linen was evaluated. The public prosecutor's office decides on a possible publication of a search warrant.