End of line for teenage terrors!
Thursday, 9 March 2017
YOUTHS who intimidate staff and passengers at Coleraine railway station will be caught on camera and prosecuted. That's the warning following a shock decision to close the station to the public from 7o'clock every evening, except for rail and bus passengers.
It's the first time a train station in Northern Ireland has been forced to shut early, amid growing safety fears.
And it will be the first time a security guard at a station entrance will be fitted with a body camera to film trouble-makers.
Veronica McKinney, Northern Ireland Railways' Northern Line Assistant Rail Service Delivery Manager, said: "About 40 or 50 youths, some as young as 12, are congregating at the station every night. We have tried to manage the situation but the problem has escalated over recent months and become a significant concern.
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