A shocking average of 242 incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour PER MONTH were reported on and around Greater Manchester's Metrolink network over the last 12 months, new figures reveal.
That equates to an annual total of 2,904 - or around 60 reports every week. Transport bosses reported the most common incident type to be 'smashed station furniture', followed by damage to trams.
As a result, the Manchester Evening News can reveal Metrolink bosses are now considering replacing glass in shelters with other materials.
The change, a new report reveals, is being 'explored to mitigate the impact of this damage'. The details were revealed at a meeting on Friday of the Metrolink and rail sub-committee of the Greater Manchester transport committee.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk