23 June 2016

British Transport Police will be conducting increased patrols in this area due to a rise in Anti Social Behaviour and Trespassing.


Railway trespass and obstruction are very dangerous and can result in death or life-changing injuries. The purpose of this newsletter is to raise awareness to parents and children of the dangers caused by misuse and trespassing with the summer holidays looming.

Over the years Ashton Under Lyne & Stalybridge station and the lines from Manchester to Glossop & Huddersfield in the summer months attracts vandals and children trespassing. Trains traveling up to 100mph go through this area and this is a very dangerous environment.

Obstruction and trespassing on the Railway are criminal offences which can result in a person being arrested and fined up to £1000 for trespassing and imprisonment for obstruction of the railway.

Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) are working in partnership to improve the safety and security of the railway and to detect and prosecute any offenders.


Any information or sightings contact BTP:


Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
Tower Block fourth floor
M1 2BP
Text: 61016
Emergency number: 0800 40 50 40
Non Emergency number: 0161 256 5106
Email: Manchester.NPT @btp.pnn.police.uk




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