Train ticket offices face closure

Labour’s Steve Reed MP and London Assembly candidate, Marina Ahmad have called on London Mayor Boris Johnson to think again over plans to close ticket offices at Norbury, Thornton Heath and Selhurst train stations.

During the consultation, the Labour campaigners have met residents at station entrances.  They heard passengers’ concerns that ticket office closures would mean fewer people on hand to help passengers and a higher risk of crime in unsupervised stations.

Steve Reed MP said: “These plans would be disastrous for Norbury, Thornton Heath and Selhurst.  They would leave each station with only occasional staffing and passengers forced to use machines that often don’t tell you which is the best value ticket and sometimes break down.  I’m particularly worried about partially sighted, disabled and frail passengers.    I’ve been out campaigning at the stations in the early morning rush-hour and after work to let people know what’s going on.  It’s really important that everyone responds to the consultation so London’s mayor knows people in Croydon North wants to keep our ticket offices open.”

Please take part in the consultation, by clicking here and signing the email to let TfL and Southern know that you want to keep the local offices open.



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