"Off The Rails" - A Series of Messenger Press Articles



'WE DON'T FEEL SECURE' - Users

by Amy Noonan

Portside Times Messenger - 15 /10/2003  - Page 5

UNSAFE: Lorna Roberts does not feel secure using her motorised scooter at the Port Adelaide Railway Station.
UNSAFE: Lorna Roberts does not feel secure using her motorised scooter at the Port Adelaide Railway Station.  
Picture: Keryn Seidel


COMMUTERS using western suburbs train stations say they feel unsafe using the stations.

Peterhead resident Daniel Swanick was catching the city-bound train at the Peterhead station when interviewed by the Portside Messenger.

He described the station as "bad, shocking" and said he thought some passengers would feel nervous at train stations. "I do (feel safe) but other people might not - they are particularly vulnerable at night," Mr Swanick said.

Lorna Roberts, from Osborne, was at Port Adelaide waiting for the train to Osborne.

An electric-scooter rider, she said platforms were often too narrow and made it difficult for her to get on and off trains using ramps put out by the drivers. "It's not good enough ... there's not enough room on the platform," Ms Roberts said. She agreed that most train stations were run-down.

"They need to be all done up."

Largs resident Terry Howell catches the train on Thursday evenings and said there should be more police help phones,

"They need more phones at places like Bowden.' Alberton, and Port Adelaide."


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