Liverpool City Council calls on Sydney Trains to Stop with the Removal of the Liverpool Garrison
Congratulations to all members and delegates who successfully lobbied Liverpool City Council (Council) to pass a motion to call on Sydney Trains CEO, Howard Collins and the Transport Minister, Andrew Constance to intervene and prevent Sydney Trains management’s decision to demolish the Garrison at Liverpool Station
The motion passed by Council recognises members concerns about Sydney Trains’ plan to remove the Garrison and replace it with nothing. Council has agreed that a Garrison is required at Liverpool Station and it of vital importance for the safety of station staff as well as their operational duties.
The motion passed by Council stated:
The Garrison allows [staff] to perform their operational role safely when the rail network is in meltdown (train cancellations, out of course running). The Garrison in the past has assisted commuters and staff for events such as:
- Assisting a pregnant woman during a medical emergency
- Protecting the public and staff from a person wielding an axe
- Helping dementia patients
- Administering first aid
- Shielding staff from violent and abusive customers
- Protecting lost children
- Recuperating from heat exhaustion during summer
Liverpool was recently reported to be a hotspot for crime and assault. In dangerous situations, a physical refuge at Liverpool Station like the Garrison is much needed.
This is a huge step forward in our fight to keep the Garrison. From here on out, Liverpool City Council will be backing members and delegates at Liverpool Station in order to protect their Garrison.
Again congratulations to all members who have collectively stood up and told their stories why Sydney Trains’ actions are unreasonable and will impact their safety.
If you are interested in reading the motion that calls on Sydney Trains to stop with the removal of the Garrison please follow the link below and head to page 289:
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