31 October 2023
RMT Press Office:
RAIL UNION RMT called for the entire ticket office closure programme to be abandoned following reports today that passenger watchdogs have objected to ticket office closures.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch called for an urgent summit with the government, Train Companies and Passenger Watchdogs to agree a different route that keeps ticket offices open and delivers a safe, secure and accessible service that puts passengers before profit.
“A stitch up behind closed doors which still paves the way for ticket office closures and the axing of railway station staff jobs would be a betrayal of the hundreds of thousands of passengers who have objected these savage cuts as part of RMT’s campaign,” he said.