Metrolink boosts passenger safety with new officers

Metrolink and bus journeys across Manchester are about to get even safer following major investment in the city’s public transport system.

The TravelSafe Partnership (TSP), a multi-agency approach set up to tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) on the region’s bus and tram networks, is set to be bolstered by dozens more officers, with an increased staff presence particularly in the evening and at weekends. The investment equates to 24 new TravelSafe Officers in addition to the 50 new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) that have joined the network this month.

Each year 37 million journeys are made on Manchester’s Metrolink alone.