Mark Tami MP’s pressure ensures the safety of commuters Shotton Railway Station.

A number of concerns were raised to Mark Tami MP regarding cyclists on Shotton Railway Station, particularly at peak times. Mr Tami was concerned for the safety of his constituents and wrote to the British Transport Police asking for swift action before somebody got injured.

Mark Tami said; “After being approached by constituents, I went and saw the problem for myself. It was clear that on a busy platform it was only a matter of time before somebody was going to get injured.

“I wrote to the British Transport Police and I am very pleased with the work they have done since to rectify the issue.”

The British Transport Police, who are in charge of regulating the country’s railways, visited the site and viewed the station’s CCTV; and concluded something needed to be done. They highlighted the signage which is confusing. There are signs stating cycling is prohibited however there are signs suggesting that the station is part of the cycle route.

British Transport Police Officers will now be carrying out patrols along with Arriva Trains staff in an effort to educate the riders that it is not part of the route and that cycling through the station is not only a Byelaw offence but also highly dangerous. They have also arranged a meeting with the Station Manager and representatives from the Cycle Network to improve signage around the station.

Mr Tami concluded; “I have had assurances that the British Transport Police will continue to monitor CCTV and will carry out patrols at relevant times; however I will be keeping a close eye on the issue”.