Urban Transport Group responds to scrapping of rail ticket office closure plans

Ticket office

The Urban Transport Group has today responded to the news that plans to close rail ticket offices are being dropped.

Jason Prince, Director of the Urban Transport Group, said:

“The decision not to proceed with plans to close rail ticket offices is welcome.

“The objections from Transport Focus and others made it clear that the plans would have resulted in a less accessible rail network, and so it is good to see common sense prevail.

“Questions need to be asked as to why the plans were pushed forward so vigorously, especially given the overwhelming response to them.

“The Urban Transport Group, alongside its member transport authorities, remain committed to working with Government and train operating companies to deliver the best outcomes for passengers in our local communities.”