Following on from our published article last week regarding anti-social behaviour at Translink’s Coleraine Railway Station we can reveal that body cameras are being rolled out across the NI Railways network over the coming months to tackle anti-social behaviour and will be used in evidence gathering. Those caught on camera who intimidate passengers or staff will be prosecuted.
A spokesperson for Translink said “The safety of our passengers and staff is our number one priority and due to ongoing unacceptable anti-social behaviour we were left with no option but the close Coleraine station from 7pm to ensure the safety of members of the public and our staff. Passengers using our bus and rail services can use the station as normal.
“We are working closely with the PSNI to tackle anti-social behaviour.”
Speaking to Causeway Coast Community this afternoon Councillor William McCandless said “I had advised some weeks ago that the anti-social behaviour we had witnessed in Anderson’s Park area last year had been transferred to the station area. Residents from Ballycastle Rd. and Bushmills Rd. had kept me informed of this. Unfortunately it appears we had only exported the problem from Anderson’s Park or the winter weather caused the teenagers to seek shelter. I would hope to see the PSNI tackling this scourge of ASB which is spreading throughout the area.”