Have your say on ticket office closures in Croydon

The decision to close nearly all ticket office stations in England will have a huge impact on passengers and staff. 

Even though over 150 million passenger journeys will be hit by this move there has been no equality impact assessment and basic questions on job security and accessibility have been left unanswered.

Rushing this botched plan through in just 21 days without consideration for staff and disabled passengers only risks making the government’s managed decline of the rail network worse.

I’m calling on the government to stop dodging accountability and come clean on the damage these closures will do.

Members of the public have only been given until 26th July to respond to the consultation. To have your say on ticket office closures, please email: [email protected]

Or sign the petition below to support the campaign to hold the government accountable.

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Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.


Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.