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Weekly Edition - Published  19 December 2015


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Mind your manners amid festivities says the BTP

THE British Transport Police (BTP) are asking revellers to be mindful of their manners in the run up to Mad Friday as abuse towards station staff and anti social behaviour will not be tolerated.

Officers will be out and about at stations across Merseyside to provide reassurance to passengers and staff travelling in and out of the City and making sure any troublemakers do not ruin the festive season for others.

Typically at this time of year, as people travel into the City for festive drinks and work parties, spirits run high and trains are busy, but a minority can take the celebrations too far and having consumed a large amount of alcohol become rude and abusive to station staff, making journeys uncomfortable for other passengers.

Anyone considered too intoxicated will be refused travel on Merseyrail trains and officers will be enforcing the company's dry train policy.

Inspector Paul Nightingale, who is leading the British Transport Police Christmas operation across Merseyside, said:- "Please respect station staff; they are there to assist and facilitate your journey, not to be subjected to abuse. Please be in no doubt that any abuse of station staff will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.  We want everyone to enjoy themselves and have fun, but it's important to reinforce the message that everyone is entitled to travel in safety."

Officers are also advising visitors to the City to make sure they know the times and details of their trains and to plan their journey home.

This Christmas, Merseyrail will run two extra late night/early morning services on the 20 December 2015. It will also run a limited Boxing Day service.

Insp Nightingale added:- "Plan your Christmas journeys in advice and expect services to be busy. Be respectful and just have a little bit of patience if your train is late or it's cramped. We would also say to anyone who is travelling after having a bit to drink, to be mindful of their fellow passengers.  If you're in the City to celebrate, then keep an eye on your friends too. Let's all enjoy a trouble free Christmas and show a bit of goodwill to all."


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