Steve Reed MP and Labour’s GLA candidate, Marina Ahmad have declared victory in their campaign to save local train-station ticket offices. Plans to close ticket offices in Selhurst, Norbury and Thornton Heath have been ditched after massive public opposition and doubts expressed by TravelWatch, the capital’s transport watchdog.
Steve and Marina spoke to hundreds of commuters outside the stations at risk and urged them to make their views known in the consultation. Over 300 concerned residents signed a letter with Steve Reed MP opposing the closures.
Following the campaign the London TravelWatch board also came out against the proposals “at this stage”
Steve Reed MP said: “Working with residents we’ve secured a massive victory in the fight to stop these ticket office closures. But, I want to be clear, the campaign doesn’t end here, the plans have only been halted for now and we’ll keep the pressure on to make sure these proposals don’t come back.”