Keep Ticket Offices Open

1ticket-office-image2Hot on the heels of their proposals to remove guards/conductors from Southern services, Govia Thameslink Railways Ltd (GTR) are now proposing even more passenger misery through 84 Station ticket office closures and reduced opening hours and services at others with the resultant loss of more jobs.

These damaging cuts on the Southern and Great Northern Thameslink services fly in the face of the fact that there is still a clear need for staffed ticket offices at stations. Indeed, all the research shows that many passengers prefer to buy from the ticket office rather than from a ticket machine. Replacing staffed ticket offices with ticket machines, or mobile staff expected to sell tickets on platforms, will undoubtedly limit the quality and range of services available to passengers.

Consultation on these changes is being rushed through and there is only limited time until midnight on the 13 March to register your objection with either London Travel Watch or Transport Focus.

We are urging everyone both individually (and collectively as an organisation where you can) to let the relevant watchdog know that you oppose these changes and are concerned about their implications.

We can save our ticket offices!

Please click on these links to send an email, or letter, direct to either London TravelWatch or Transport Focus who are the relevant bodies responsible for all the individual stations that are listed below by March 13, 2016:

London Travel Watch
Alexandra Palace
Ashtead
Balham
Battersea Park
Carshalton
Carshalton Beeches
Caterham
City Thameslink (Holborn)
City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill)
Coulsdon South
Cricklewood
Denmark Hill
Dorking
Elstree & Borehamwood
Enfield Chase
Epsom
Flitwick
Gipsy Hill
Gordon Hill
Harpenden
Hatfield
Hertford North
Horley
Hornsey
Leagrave
Leatherhead
Loughborough Junction
Luton Airport Parkway
Merstham
Mill Hill Broadway
New Barnet
Norbury
Oxted
Palmers Green
Peckham Rye
Potters Bar
Purley
Queens Rd Peckham
Radlett
Sanderstead
Selhurst
South Croydon
Stevenage
Streatham
Streatham Common
Streatham Hill
Sutton
Tooting
Thornton Heath
Tulse Hill
Wallington
Wandsworth Common
Welwyn Garden City
West Hampstead
West Norwood
Winchmore Hill


Transport Focus

Angmering
Barnham
Bexhill
Bognor Regis
Burgess Hill
Chichester
Crawley
Eastbourne
East Grinstead
Falmer
Hassocks
Hitchin
Horsham
Hove
Huntingdon
King’s Lynn
Lancing
Letchworth Garden City
Lewes
Littlehampton
Polegate
Portslade
Reigate
Royston
Sandy
Shoreham-by-Sea
St Neots
Worthing