West Midlands Metro earns safer Tram Stop Accreditation

If you’re travelling on the West Midlands Metro you will be pleased to know that 31 of the 33 stops on the network have now received Safer Tram Stop Accreditation. This prestigious recognition is handed by Secured by Design, an official Police security initiative dedicated to ensuring safety in light rail systems throughout the UK.

Currently the only two stops on the network which don’t have this accreditation are the relatively new stops at Piper’s Row and Wolverhampton Railway Station. But these were constructed to adhere to the same critical safety and design standards and the existing stops. They are currently undergoing the same approval process to obtain the accreditation in the future.

Tom Rowe, Security and Insurance Claims Officer at West Midlands Metro, said: “The safety and security of every passenger is paramount to us. With this Safer Tram Stop accreditation, passengers that rely on our network every day can be assured that our tram stops meet rigorous design standards and are safe and secure for their journeys.”

Stops which have received the accreditation underscore the safety and security measures which have been implemented by the Metro. They command design features and preventive measures deployed to deter criminal activity, including comprehensive CCTV coverage, well lit environments to enhance visibility, clearly defined boundaries, anti-vandal measures and prominent signage. All this aims to prevent anti-social behaviour and ensure the  safety of passengers.

All tramstops which have this accreditation display the certificates.

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