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Step closer in move to ban nuisance passengers

22 February 2018

Our request to be granted greater powers to prevent anti-social behaviour on the region’s transport network has moved a step closer.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, submitted the application to the Home Secretary in November.

In response, the Home Secretary has now agreed, subject to parliamentary approval, to extend powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 that would allow us to apply to the courts for civil injunctions against those involved in nuisance and anti-social behaviour on the transport network.

With more than 240 million journeys made on the region’s buses and trams each year the chance of being a victim of or witness to ASB remains low, however year-on-year increases have been reported by Metrolink, bus stations and bus services*, with 2,334 incidents reported in 2013/14; 2,862 in ‘14/15; 3,730 in ‘15/16 and 3,984 in ‘16/17.

Read the full news release for more information.