A bus station has been deemed ‘one of the safest in Britain’ after becoming only the third in Lancashire to pick a quality award.
Burnley’s bus station has received the SafeMark award which assures passengers it is an area where they can feel safe.
Yes, we now, apparently, have awards given based on how safe you feel at a bus stop. And the winners are proud of it. How did it come to this?
“It’s a bit like getting a Michelin star,” said David Woodroffe, group passenger facilities manager with bus operator Transdev Blazefield.
“It’s a big honour for the bus station and reflects all the hard work that’s gone into making it as safe as possible for everyone who uses it.”
No, David, it’s not anything like getting Michelin star, FFS!
The bus station was visited by ‘mystery shoppers’ and marked against a series of criteria, including health and safety, CCTV coverage, staff training and measures in place to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The judges looked at issues such as making sure there are no dark corners where people could lurk or the design and monitoring of toilets to tackle any illegal activities.