Safety at a city’s railway station is about to be beefed up in a bid to fight anti-social behaviour.
Work will begin at Dalton Railway Station as we speak to put in 5 new cameras, whereas the three current cameras and recording gear will probably be improved too.
Councillor Steve Nott, who represents Dalton South on Barrow Council, has welcomed the improve.
He stated: “It’s excellent news as a result of we now have had a spate of anti-social behaviour in Dalton and there have been points with youths congregating across the station.
“This has induced points for residents dwelling by the station and additional afield.
“It’s a optimistic step because the CCTV will choose up anybody getting on and off the trains on the station and clearly anybody who congregates round there.
“It has been a joint effort from police, residents and councillors.”
Councillor Shaun Blezard, who additionally represents the ward, added: “It’s undoubtedly wanted.
“There was fairly a little bit of bother on the station within the final 12 months or so.
“The brand new cameras and the upgrading of the present ones will hopefully imply extra safety for the native space.”
The work falls beneath Northern’s ‘A Higher Technique to Go’ marketing campaign.
Chris Jackson, regional director on the firm, stated the cameras would assist sort out anti-social behaviour.
He stated: “CCTV helps to discourage anti-social and legal behaviour and, when problematic behaviour persists, could be essential in offering proof to the police that enables offenders to be delivered to justice.
“The improved CCTV is only one a part of our wider marketing campaign – A Higher Technique to Go – that’s modernising rail journey within the north.
“This programme has already seen the introduction of 100 new trains, the refurbishment of our older trains, enhancements at lots of our stations and higher methods for our prospects to purchase tickets.”