NORTHEN Rail, will be hosting a series of safety roadshows at its stations, starting at Manchester Victoria on Wednesday, May 28 from 3pm TO 5pm.

A number of Northern representatives will be on hand to talk to customers about taking responsibility for their own safety.

They will also point out things they need to be aware of in the station environment and while travelling around the network to reduce the chance of having an accident.

Megan Hale, a make-up student from York College is travelling with the team and will recreate a particular injury that has occurred at Manchester Victoria in order to grab customers’ attention and demonstrate the real consequences of rushing through a busy station.

Last year, there were 24 customer accidents at Manchester Victoria, with 75 percent of these a result of a slip, trip or fall.

Gary Stewart, safety and assurance director for Northern, said: “We are carrying out the roadshows to make sure our customers keep themselves as safe as possible while in the station and on our trains.

"The majority of passenger accidents are caused by tripping over bags, not holding onto handrails on stairs and other incidents when people are not quite paying attention.”

Customers will also be given a goody bag with Northern’s key safety messages included to take away.