Arrest made over Metrolink ticket machine tampering

A 57 year old man had been arrested – and remains under investigation, although released – on suspicion of theft after he was discovered tampering with a ticket machine on Manchester Metrolink.

The incident happened at Abraham Moss on Wednesday 26th September with the man initially detained by KeolisAmey Metrolink’s Security Manager before he was arrested by officers from Greater Manchester Police

This has been another success for the TravelSafe Partnership a collaboration between TfGM and Greater Manchester Police with support from KeolisAmey Metrolink, Stagecoach and First Manchester. The Partnership has a dedicated team of Police Constables, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and TravelSafe Officers who provide regular patrols of the region’s transport networks, including Metrolink.

Deborah Mills-Burns, Head of Customer Operations at KeolisAmey Metrolink, said: “Customers are at the heart of everything we do at KAM and those tampering with ticket machines, preventing people paying the correct fare, cause issues for customers who simply want to have a seamless journey. Our employees put significant personal effort into working with colleagues from TfGM and Greater Manchester Police, through the TravelSafe partnership, to stop such incidents occurring, and make using the network the best experience it can be for customers.”

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