March 2010 in Train Operations
The general state of the car park at Bolton station, and a pile of tyres that appear to have been dumped, concern a visitor to the station. The tyres in particular are an eyesore, and could attract more fly-tipping, potentially posing a fire hazard in close proximity to the running line. There is some loose wood there as well, and the untidiness may create the wrong impression for passengers using the station. It may even encourage anti-social behaviour.
It is suggested that the problem be 'nipped in the bud' and the car park be subjected to a good tidy up.
When the report was received, the tyres and wood which had been fly tipped in the car park had already been reported to our facilities maintenance contractor to arrange removal. Unfortunately they did not accord any priority to this and so they were chased up when the report was received, and the offending items were cleared on 19 October 2009.