PTA quick to act after syringes found in toilet at Cockburn train station


Syringes and a disposal container were left on the floor of the disabled toilets at Cockburn Station in early February. Picture: Facebook
Syringes and a disposal container were left on the floor of the disabled toilets at Cockburn Station in early February. Picture: Facebook

THE Public Transport Authority (PTA) was quick to act after syringes were left on a toilet floor at Cockburn Station earlier this month.

A member of the public reported seeing syringes and a container specifically for the disposal of the items left on the floor.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said the matter was cleared “within a matter of minutes”, with the safety of passengers and staff the number one priority.

“Unfortunately some people don’t consider the health and safety of others and deliberately vandalise station infrastructure,” he said.

“In this case, we believe the sharps box was deliberately removed from the wall.”

Mr Hynes asked members of the public to report matters of concern directly to the PTA so they can be resolved quickly.

“In this case action occurred swiftly because the passenger reported it to us straight away,” he said.

“A new sharps container will be installed in the toilets.”