COMMENT - Safe station

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MANY commuters use train ticket prices as the reason for not leaving the car on the drive.

The truth of the matter is more complicated.

Many of us, particularly those who feel themselves more vulnerable, haven’t wanted to use today’s rail stations because they didn’t feel secure in the event of potentially yobbish behaviour by the minority who should know better.

A major packet of improvements at Wigan Wallgate officially opened this week which included full 24 hour monitored CCTV coverage of the refurbished waiting room. About time.