​Travel Safe


Travelling on public transport is safe, however the police offer this advice to avoid putting yourself at risk from crime:

  • Use timetables to plan your journey in advance to minimise the time you spend waiting at bus stops and stations, especially at night.

  • Avoid poorly lit areas such as footpaths, subways and alleyways.

  • Try to appear confident that you know your surroundings at all times.

  • If you are travelling alone let someone know how and where you are travelling and contact them to let them know you have arrived safely.

  • Choose a seat in busy areas of the train, tram or bus, if there are not many passengers sit close to the driver or train guard. Don't be too proud to change seats if you feel uncomfortable.

  • Keep your valuables out of sight, especially jewellery. Keep your belongings close at hand.

  • Be aware of the people around you, where they are sitting and standing and what they are doing.

  • In the unlikely event that you are threatened or attacked, don't fight back. Make as much noise as possible and run away, your possessions can be replaced, your health and well-being is much more important. Report the attack to the police as quickly as possible.

  • If you are threatened on a bus, tell the driver. On trains tell the guide or use the emergency handle. On Metrolink trams use the emergency intercom.

  • If you use taxis, only use reputable companies. Before getting in the taxi ask the driver to tell you the name of the company and check the licence plate on the vehicle. Always sit in the back seat. If you have any doubt don't get in.

You can contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050 regardless of where you are in the county, but always use 999 in an emergency.