Tories face a ‘heavy price’ for plans to ‘dehumanise’ the rail network

Tories face a ‘heavy price’ for plans to ‘dehumanise’ the rail network

3 August 2023

RMT Press Office:

RAIL UNION RMT has warned that the Tory government will pay a heavy political price for ticket office closures after passenger watchdogs reported a massive increase in consultation responses.

Commenting on the announcement that more than 315,000 ticket office closure consultation responses had now been received by the passenger watchdogs, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it revealed just how strongly the travelling public felt about plans to dehumanise the rail network.  

“That so many people have responded to the consultations shows that there is mass public opposition to the Government and Train Companies’ proposals.

“These damaging plans are not just about ticket office closures; they are a smokescreen for a widespread dehumanising of our railways. 

“Our railway stations are at the heart of communities around the country and if these closures go ahead the Tories will pay a heavy political price at the next election with boarded up ticket offices and de-staffed stations being a permanent reminder of the government’s vandalism of our railways.  

“We are urging the public to continue spreading the word about these cuts and to have their say in the consultations before September 1,” he said. 



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