Merseyrail booze ban

Wirral Globe: Merseyrail booze ban Merseyrail booze ban

MERSEYRAIL passengers have been banned from drinking alcohol as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

A change in the law means passengers are not allowed to carry alcohol or drink it on any part of the network.

Last year, Merseyrail wrote to the Department for Transport to encourage them to do this. A four-week consultation, carried out in December, revealed no objections to the proposals.

Previously, Merseyrail outlawed the carrying of alcohol at specific times and locations, for example in the run-up to Christmas, during Aintree Races, the Liverpool International Music Festival and Orange Lodge parades.

According to railway bye-laws, people in an unfit state to travel can be asked to leave railway premises.

In a statement, Merseyrail said: "Just a fortnight ago, one of our customers thanked Merseyrail staff from discouraging him from travelling on our trains while under the influence of alcohol the previous evening.

"Under our Travel Safe policy introduced two years ago, Merseyrail helps passengers who are considered unfit to travel or in a vulnerable state.

"Staff look out for people who have trouble standing steadily or those that display disorderly, indecent, offensive or aggressive behaviour, or who are verbally abusive. It covers all passengers, not just those who have been drinking.

"If station or train staff see that a person is a danger to themselves or to others, they discourage him or her from travelling and advise them to find another way of getting to their destination.

"If necessary, Merseyrail staff arrange assistance from Carlisle Security or the British Transport Police."
 

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5:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Llamedos 1 says...

"Passengers are not allowed to carry alcohol" Does that mean that passengers cannot do any shopping and carry their booze home on Miserytravels trains? That will encourage the residents of Wirral to shop in Liverpool wont it!
"Passengers are not allowed to carry alcohol" Does that mean that passengers cannot do any shopping and carry their booze home on Miserytravels trains? That will encourage the residents of Wirral to shop in Liverpool wont it! Llamedos 1

5:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

water1lily says...

So does that mean WIrral's law abiding citizens won't be able to include a bottle of wine in their M&S dine in if they are shopping in Liverpool and travelling home by train.
So does that mean WIrral's law abiding citizens won't be able to include a bottle of wine in their M&S dine in if they are shopping in Liverpool and travelling home by train. water1lily

5:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

water1lily says...

A consultation who knew? I didn't see anything in the local press on the trains or stations.The next thing is they'll be saying we cannot bring home Beef Bourguignon.
A consultation who knew? I didn't see anything in the local press on the trains or stations.The next thing is they'll be saying we cannot bring home Beef Bourguignon. water1lily

1:26am Fri 24 Jan 14

Wirralrob says...

To be fair, beef Bourguignon has caused many a fight in Conway Park's elevators. It is a truly evil delicacy.
To be fair, beef Bourguignon has caused many a fight in Conway Park's elevators. It is a truly evil delicacy. Wirralrob

7:51pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Positive thinker says...

What a shower of bell ends
What a shower of bell ends Positive thinker

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