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FOWS demand CCTV as vandalism continues

October 12, 2008

The local interchange information poster and case - ruined by vandals.

The local interchange information poster and case - ruined by vandals.

You may have seen the article in this week’s Salford Advertiser where FOWS called upon Northern Rail and GMPTE to secure Walkden station in the light of continued vandalism and anti-social behaviour at the station.

The picture shows the remains of the “Local Interchange” poster this morning. It’s destruction leaves first-time and infrequent users of the station without valuable information about local bus stops and amenities.

Now that over 95% of Merseyrail’s stations have CCTV and “Secure Station” status, and even idyllic Lake District halts like Staveley and Burneside have CCTV, we are left wondering why on earth a station with a history of problems like Walkden is left unprotected.

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