7th August 2012
One of the Mid Cheshire line’s busier stations has benefitted from a £25,000 investment with the introduction of a new CCTV system.
Northern Rail, the UK’s largest train operator, has installed the new CCTV system at Greenbank station, funded in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council, which contributed £16,000 towards the project.
Northern has also installed a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), which offers a full range of tickets enabling passengers to buy tickets before they board and collect tickets previously booked on the internet.
Lee Wasnidge, Area Director for Northern Rail comments: “We’re committed to improving passenger journeys and in turn, the station facilities they use. Early signs are that the newly installed CCTV system is already deterring anti-social behaviour and this improved security will help us boost passenger confidence. We’re thrilled to have the vital support of Cheshire West and Chester Council for this project.”
Local Councillors Keith Musgrave and Herbert Manley each made contributions towards the CCTV system from their Member Budgets.
Councillor Musgrave said: “I am delighted that we have been able to play a part in bringing this state-of-the-art CCTV system to Greenbank Station.
“By covering all parts of the station, the cameras will help passengers to feel safe and deter anti-social behaviour.”
Local Councillor Herbert Manley said: “Rail travel is an important way of getting around the borough and Cllr Musgrave and I have been pleased to invest part of our budget for the Hartford and Greenbank ward into the station.
“The CCTV system will give passengers greater security and help them to use local train services in a more successful way.”Attendees included local councillors and officers from Cheshire West and Chester Council, Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association, Christ Church, which occupies the station building, Northern Rail and its CCTV contractor, Carlisle Security.