CONCERNS have been raised over safety at Greenbank station.

St Nicholas High School staff have taken the issue of overcrowding of pupils on the platforms – due to a lack of carriages – to Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury.

With three large high schools and a number of primary and SEND schools all within walking distance of the station, Mike has called on the company to provide extra train carriages and increase staffing.

He said: “The station is extensively used during these periods as pupils are trying to get to and from school, I’ve asked Northern to take this into consideration and lay on extra carriages but also provide staff who can adequately ensure safety on the platforms.

"This is a real concern that was raised with me by the headteacher and it’s something I hope Northern will take very seriously.”