New security staff at Carrick Train Station after 'anti-social behaviour'

Carrick Train Station.
Carrick Train Station.

A partnership between Translink and the PSNI is aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour along the Larne railway line.

Police officers were present on scheduled services along the line over the weekend in support of Translink staff.

The scheme was similar to the ‘Ghost Train’ initiative which operated on NI Railways trains in recent years.

It follows an increase in anti-social behaviour at Carrick Train Station in particular, said a Translink spokesperson. “We now have on-site security staff to address the issue,” the spokesperson added.

“We strongly condemn all instances of anti-social behaviour and would urge parents to be vigilant about their child’s whereabouts at evenings and weekends. Anyone engaging in anti-social behaviour could face prosecution under railways by-laws.

"NI Railways operates a reward scheme with up to £1,000 available for information which leads to a successful prosecution.”

A PSNI spokesperson added: “Train tracks are dangerous places to gather; it’s private property and unless you have a legitimate reason to be there you can be prosecuted.”