CCTV to deter Yate station vandalism

Yate railway station Campaigners hope the CCTV will mean the return of ticket machines at the station

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Eight security cameras are to be installed at Yate railway station following a spate of vandalism.

Last year, glass in shelters - costing £500 per sheet - was damaged three times in a week and ticket machines removed after being smashed.

Liberal Democrat councillor Sue Walker, and chairwoman of the Friends of Yate Railway Station, welcomed the news.

"I hope the criminals will now think twice once the cameras are in place," Ms Walker said.

'Wet and cold'

"The station has been without a ticket machine for some time thanks to vandalism.

"First Great Western said they wouldn't replace it while there were no CCTV cameras on site. I hope once there are that they will think again.

"Yate rail users were left out in the wet and cold this winter because the shelters were damaged, which shows how a few mindless vandals can make waiting for a train a misery for everyone.

"I hope criminals will think twice when these cameras are in place," she added.

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