Tube ticket offices – TfL closure plan protests

Tube ticket offices – TfL closure plan protests

26 March 2015

Day of Action: Friday 27th March

Transport for London is pressing ahead with closing all London Underground ticket offices and is doing so without consulting passengers or adequately trialling the impact first. This is in order that closed ticket offices can be leased out to retail businesses, a short-sighted step that will exacerbate already dangerously high and rising peak passenger through-flow.


TfL’s conduct in ignoring criticism including from workers representatives, the statutory passenger body London Travelwatch and, in the case of ex Silverlink stations, in defiance of legal obligations, is a scandal.


Given the ongoing reduction in staffing levels, and the impending introduction of night time opening of some Tube lines, remaining LUL workers are set to be asked to work anti-social hours frequently. Clearly, LUL’s proposals - if enacted - would see the health and well-being of staff suffer as a result of having to often switch between day and night shifts.


On Friday 27th March we will be protesting TfL’s plans. RMT with other concerned organisations, including Hands Off London Transport, will be holding demos and leafleting at stations across the capital. Members and activists are encouraged to attend.


Activities will be taking place at Bermondsey (7:30am – 10am), Brixton, Camden Town (8 – 10am), Elephant & Castle (4 - 6pm), Gants Hill (4 – 6pm), King’s Cross, Manor House, Oval (8 – 10am), Shepherd’s Bush - Central Line (4 – 6pm), Uxbridge and Whitechapel (8 - 10am) stations. If you can make it, please contact your branch and the South East Regional Office.

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