Taxi marshals will help customers get home safely over festive period

Getting home from Sale and Altrincham during the festive period will be made even safer this year thanks to a team of taxi marshals.

The marshals, funded by the Safer Trafford Partnership, have been in operation in the run up to Christmas and New Year for the last nine years.

They will offer their safe and friendly service this year at Sale Metrolink and Sale Waterside Plaza ranks, and the main rank at Altrincham Bus Station on some of the busiest nights of the festive period: Friday 21 December – Monday 24 December inclusive, and on  31 December – 1 January 2019, from 10.30pm until 3.30am on each date.

The Taxi Marshals will help ease traffic congestion by helping to reduce queue jumping, and keeping nuisance behaviour under control.

Councillor Kevin Procter, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing said:

We’re pleased to be able to help provide the taxi marshals again this year. In previous years the scheme has been well received by licensees, the police, taxi drivers and people using the facility to get home safely.

Posted on Tuesday 4th December 2018