Smoking on Sydney Railway Station Platforms

Malcolm made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Trains

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From: Malcolm

Delivered

Dear NSW Trains,

How many people have been fined for smoking on Sydney Railway Platforms

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm

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From: Malcolm

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Dear NSW Trains,
Would you please detail the number of people fined for smoking on Sydney Railway platforms in the last 12 months as I believe that no smoking laws are not being enforced causing a large number of people to smoke on railway platforms with impunity.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm

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From: Kocanovski, Jenie
NSW Trains

Morning Malcolm,

Infringements are managed by the State Debt Recovery Office (Revenue). I have attached details of their website for your reference;

https://www.finance.nsw.gov.au/contact-us

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Tel: (02) 9619 8672
Email: [email address]

Regards
Jenie Kocanovski
Resource and Compliance Officer TfNSW
Information Access Unit
Legal and Information Access Branch

T 8202 2381 [email address]

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Inez Ryan left an annotation ()

I note the previous comment that anti-smoking laws are not being enforced.

My response to this is that I have observed some instances of enforcement, but this is vastly outnumbered by the instances in which I have observed people smoking on platforms without any attempt at enforcement.

To illustrate: there is a group of men who smoke every day at the southern end of platform 10/11 at Central station just before the Newcastle train departs at 4.45pm, and have been doing so for years. I have only once observed them being spoken to by police. The rail staff never say anything to them.

There is a woman who smokes every morning on Gosford station and I have never seen rail staff speak to her about this.

On the other hand, rail staff seem to have little patience with people smoking on the train itself. I have experienced instances where the driver refuses to depart until the men smoking (often in the toilet) get off the train.

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Patsy Brogan left an annotation ()

Interesting response, and when you ask State Revenue, they'll tell you they don't handle statistical information .....and around it goes

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