CLASSICAL music will continue to be heard at Keighley railway station as part of an initiative to deter anti-social behaviour.

The station was amongst nine chosen by train operator Northern in 2022 to trial the venture, in which compositions by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart and Handel are played over the loudspeaker.

And the pilot was introduced at another 26 sites last year.

Now the scheme is to become a permanent fixture at the stations, and is set to be expanded to more in the coming months.

Tricia Williams, for Northern, said the music was played at certain times of the day and it had been found to reduce instances of groups gathering and causing a nuisance.

She adds: "We’re pleased to have found an innovative and effective way of deterring anti-social behaviour.

"Following the successful trial, we will continue playing classical music at these stations and look to introduce it at others.

"We want all of our customers to feel safe and secure when they travel and this approach, along with other investment we are making, is working well."

In a bid to tackle criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, Northern is also installing 600 new CCTV cameras at stations.