51 Cameras For 5 Oldham Metrolink Stops
Oldham Council set to install 51 cameras at 5 Metrolink stops to increase safety and security for passengers and residents.
14:05 12 January 2022
Oldham Council is set to install a total of 51 CCTVs at five tram stops to increase safety and security for both residents and passengers.
The new cameras, which have the capability to provide improved images and wider coverage, are set to go live in March. The scheme is part of the city-region's Gender-Based Violence Strategy and is funded by Greater Manchester's Safe Streets Fund.
Deputy leader of Oldham Council and cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Cllr Amanda Chadderton, said: “The council and our partners are building a borough that is vibrant, busy and a place where people want to live, visit and work.
“As part of this work there is a need to keep our residents and visitors, safe.
“Metrolink has had a huge impact on Oldham as it’s made it much easier for our residents to get around and connected the town better with the city region.
“Thousands of people use the tram safely every day but sadly a small number of people do experience anti-social behaviour.
“These new CCTV cameras can act as a deterrent and if an incident happens, the footage could be used to identify those responsible.
“We want people to feel confident and safe when out and about and the introduction of more CCTV cameras will help with that.”