Cumbrian train stations to play classical music to stop bad behaviour

The company are set to play music by Handel, Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Maryport and Wetheral stations to lower the rate of anti-social behaviour.

The plan follows a pilot scheme conducted at nine stations across the north of England in the past twelve months.

Music will only be played at certain times of the day, which will vary from station to station to have the best impact on behaviour.

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Mark Powles, customer and commercial director, at Northern, said: “Anti-social behaviour is a nuisance in its lightest form and nothing short of a criminal act at its worst.

“Unfortunately, railway stations can attract this sort of mindless behaviour – which is unfair and unsettling to our customers.

“The classical music trials proved very interesting – and the results speak for themselves. We’ll now begin work on a roll-out programme across targeted stations to spread that success far and wide.”

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