“The Tories know nothing about the real value of ticket offices — all they know is how to run our public services into the ground. Save our ticket offices!”Jeremy Corbyn MP
By the Peace & Justice Project
It’s been announced that 680,000 people responded to the consultation on closing our ticket offices – if you were one of them, thank you!
This makes it the biggest ever response to a public consultation in ever – but the fight does’t end there and we must continue to campaign these closures.
A petition calling on the Government to require train operators keep ticket offices and platform staff at train stations, to help maintain health and safety standards and customer information currently stands at just over 90,000 signatures.
Now we must all add our names to help get it to 100,000 signatures and force the government to hold a debate on this issue.
As Jeremy Corbyn has said, “The Tories know nothing about the real value of ticket offices — all they know is how to run our public services into the ground,” and “there is no replacement for human interaction.”
The Tories did not expect such a huge backlash to rail operators plans to close ticket offices and we must keep the pressure up. Rail bosses have already admitted last week that ticket office closures will have a negative impact on disabled and elderly passengers.
You can also let your MP know that you oppose ticket office closures and ask them to raise this issue in Parliament by using this letter-writing tool, created by the RMT..
The Peace and Justice Project will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with RMT and ASLEF members on strike this month fighting for pay, jobs and conditions. As Mick Lynch said at the Save our Ticket Offices rally last week “people up and down this country are sick and tired of their communities being hollowed out”. Let’s continue campaigning to keep our ticket offices open and build a real alternative for the many, not the few.
Save our ticket offices!
- Click here and demand your MP stands up for railway workers and the millions of commuters who rely on them to support their journeys.
- SIgn the petition here
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