Save our railway ticket offices

By May 9, 2022May 14th, 2022No Comments

The RMT trade union has revealed that there are plans by the industry for the imminent mass closure of passenger ticket offices across the English railway network.

The union says it understands the government has revised guidance relating to any changes to opening hours, clearing the way for train operating companies to seek to cut or close the majority of offices.

“Ticket office staff not only enhance the passenger experience, but they ensure our railways are safe, secure and accessible. Wholescale ticket office closures would be disastrous for passengers and leave our railway deserted. Disabled and elderly passengers will be particularly affected.

“This once more proves that the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda is a sham and that England’s rail is being downgraded driving unnecessary social tensions between Britain’s nations and demonstrating a political choice has been made to downgrade England’s rail users compared to Wales and Scotland.”

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