Community Transport

Taxi Marshals in Sale to help people get home safely during Christmas and New Year

By Peter Trollope at

Taxi marshalls are being introduced again Sale for the festive period.

 Their brief is to ensure people get home safely from Sale and Altrincham .

The Marshals, funded by the Safer Trafford Partnership, have been in operation in the run up to Christmas and New Year for the last 8 years.

 They will be on duty at  Sale Metrolink and Sale Waterside Plaza taxi ranks,  the main rank at Altrincham Bus Station- on some of the busiest nights of the festive period: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd 24th and 31st December from 10.30pm until 3.30am.

The Taxi Marshals will help ease traffic congestion by helping to reduce queue jumping, and keeping nuisance behaviour under control.

Cllr Laura Evans, Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said: “We’re pleased to be able to help provide the marshalling again this year. In previous years the scheme has been well received by licensees, the police, taxi drivers and people using the facility to get home safely.”