Freehold station safety

Residents around the Freehold Metrolink site have long complained of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage being carried out by young people using the platform to gain height advantage over passing cars and homes.

Long standing complaints have been made related to the throwing of stones and ballast from the track towards passing cars and homes lower down the platform.

Work has been ongoing to raise the problem with Transport for Greater Manchester and Metrolink to provide additional security and install measures to restrict stones from landing on ground towards nearby homes; including the installation of netting.

The appointment of a new operator for the Metrolink system provided an opportunity to press again for investment to prevent anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, particularly as it co-incidence with an incident which left a women passenger injured.

A commitment has now been made by TfGM and Metrolink to install a protective netting, subject to consultation with local residents.

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