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RMT reveals rail industry’s plan for a cull of ticket offices
RMT understands that government has amended its guidance relating to changes to ticket office opening hours clearing the way for train operating companies to seek to cut or close the majority, if not all, ticket offices at rail stations across...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Closure, Staff Our Stations, Disabled Access
RMT calls on the Scottish Government to listen to passengers
Ahead of a meeting between the trade unions and the Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP today, Thursday 3rd March, Rail Union RMT has written to the Minister to call for a commitment that her Government will halt the proposed...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Ticket Offices, SNP, Cuts,
99% Opposed to ScotRail ticket office cuts
As the Passenger Watchdog Transport Focus today revealed that just 1% of the 1550 respondents to the ScotRail ticket office consultation were in favour of the proposed cuts, RMT says it will be writing to the First Minster and Transport Minister calling...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Ticket Office, Cuts,
Union to meet new Transport Minister
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement in the Parliament yesterday that it is holding a ‘National Conversation’ about a ‘New Beginning’ for ScotRail, which enters public ownership on 1 April 2022, RMT warns that this ‘New Beginning’ must not mean cuts to ticket...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Ticket Office, Scottish Government, SNP, Rail,
Union's call on Nicola Sturgeon to scrap ScotRail cuts
On the day that the public consultation over proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours across the ScotRail network closes, a coalition of organisations representing ScotRail workers and passengers, disabled people, environmentalists, women, and pensioners in Scotland have written to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Offices, Cuts, Services, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, SNP
RMT warns of climate cost of latest Scottish rail fare hike
Union also warns that rail service and ticket office cuts mean passengers will be paying “more for less” As rail passengers in Scotland face a fares hike of 3.8%, analysis by rail union RMT reveals that since the start of 2012, regulated...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Scottish Government, SNP, Rail Fares, Cuts, Ticket Offices, Services
RMT pledges to fight ScotRail ticket office plans
RMT pledges to fight plans to cut ticket office hours at 120 ScotRail stations and warns that cuts will create a “muggers paradise” across the network RAIL UNION RMT today condemned an announcement by Abellio ScotRail that it is proposing to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Ticket Office, Cuts
LNER ticket office cuts demo at Kings Cross
Rail Union RMT is continuing its campaign against proposed cuts to LNER ticket office hours next week, with a demonstration outside London King’s Cross station on Tuesday 21stDecember, from 0800 – 0930am. This demo follows successful action at affected stations across...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts, Stop The Cuts, Staff Our Stations
Staff our Stations action across the North East
Rail Union RMT is stepping up its Staff our Stations campaign across the North East, with a number of demonstrations at key stations commencing on Monday 6th December at Berwick-upon-Tweed station, followed by Newcastle Central and Durham on the 13th...
Region: North East
Tagged with: Staff Our Stations, Station Staff, Ticket Offices
organisations join together to oppose cuts at LNER
A coalition of organisations have today joined together to oppose train operator LNER’s proposed cuts to ticket office opening hours at Berwick-upon-Tweed; Darlington; Doncaster; Durham; Edinburgh; Grantham; London King's Cross; Newark North Gate; Newcastle; Peterborough; Retford; Wakefield Westgate and York...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts,
RMT campaign against LNER ticket office cuts
RAIL UNION RMT has launched a campaign to stop LNER’s cuts to ticket office hours at 13 stations on its network. The proposed cuts affect Berwick-upon-Tweed, Darlington, Doncaster, Durham, Edinburgh, Grantham, London King's Cross, Newark North Gate, Newcastle, Peterborough, Retford, Wakefield...
Region: National
Tagged with: LNER, Ticket Office, Cuts
RMT calls for halt to ticket office cuts
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for a stop to proposed cuts at Glasgow Queen Street’s ticket offices in the station’s travel shop. Glasgow Queen Street station, which is Scotland's third busiest railway station, has been in redevelopment for some time....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, abellio, snp, Scottish government, ticket office, queen street
RMT on news that Arriva Rail London cutting ticket offices
Commenting on TfL’s announcement that it is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours at London Overground stations, rail union RMT says these cuts are about profit not passengers. Last year the operator of London Overground, Arriva Rail London,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Profits over service for London Overground
Detailed analysis by rail union RMT of the latest accounts for Arriva Rail London, the German state-owned company which operates London Overground and which is planning the wholesale butchery of ticket offices, reveal that the company more than doubled its...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
RMT to begin ballot over Overground ticket offices
The union has been campaigning against plans to axe Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through a closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
RMT to protest over planned Overground ticket office cuts
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to protest outside London’s City Hall next week
The protest will take place at 9am on Wednesday 20th November outside City Hall, SE1 2AA, London. RMT members will be demonstrating prior to the Mayor Chairing a TfL Board Meeting at City Hall at 10am. The union has been...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT demands that C2C drop ticket office plans
The crucial points that must be taken into account in the consultation are: · C2C is consulting on proposals to reduce ticket office opening hours at 25 stations across the network. · Many stations are facing cuts in excess of 10 hours...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: c2c, ticket office, consultation, London travelwatch, trenitalia, transport focus,
RMT to ballot on Overground ticket offices closures
RMT has been campaigning against the plans to axe the Overground ticket offices for the past two years and although the initial plans were pushed back the union has now accused ARL and TFL of trying to smuggle through the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures
RAIL UNION RMT has released a full list today of London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead. The revelations of the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
London Overground ticket office campaign launches
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign this week to halt London Overground ticket office closures. The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, arriva rail London, tfl, Sadiq khan, ticket office
Campaign to halt Overground ticket office changes
RAIL UNION RMT is launching a new campaign to halt London Overground ticket office closures.   The campaign will fight London Overground’s plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury,...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: London overground, ticket office, mayor of London, tfl, sadiq khan
No ScotRail cuts! demonstration
Abellio, the current ScotRail franchise holder, is planning on providing just two ticket desks offering the full range of tickets. This is a reduction from four desks in the current temporary location on Dundas Street, and six desks in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, glasgow, queen street, ticket office
RMT members on London Overground secure major victory
RAIL UNION RMT has secured a major victory in its ongoing campaign to staff our stations and retain ticket offices with the Mayor of London’s announcement this morning that 47 of the 51 ticket offices previously proposed for closure on London Overground...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT racks up another important victory
RAIL UNION RMT today racked up another important victory in the campaign to halt the London Overground ticket office closure programme but warned that the battle is far from over. At a packed London Travelwatch board meeting today the independent...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
London TravelWatch forced to delay decision on ticket office
RAIL UNION RMT’s campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices has seen initial victory today after London Travelwatch was forced to postpone a post-consultation decision citing receipt over 7500 responses as “unprecedented and overwhelming”. While welcoming the news the union has...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices, london travelwatch
RMT to hand over campaign postcards to London TravelWatch
RAIL UNION RMT will be handing in postcards and a written submission tomorrow to London TravelWatch on the final day of the statutory consultation on the proposed closure of 51 London Overground ticket offices. Campaigners will also be handing in a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT calls on Mayor to halt ticket office closure plans
ON THE day that rail union RMT holds a day of action across the Capital against plans to axe 51 London Overground ticket offices it has revealed that reported incidences of violence against the person have increased across the operation by...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT welcomes Labour support for ticket office campaign
On the day that RMT held a day of action across the Capital the union’s General Secretary, Mick Cash, received an email from Len Duval, Leader of the Labour Group on the London Assembly, confirming that yesterday the Group met...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
Day of action this week to save 51 Overground ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT will be holding a day of action on Wednesday as part of the campaign to save 51 London Overground ticket offices. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, ticket offices, arriva rail london, tfl, transport for london, london travelwatch,
RMT launches campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices
Arriva Rail London (ARL) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures which ends on 11th October. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October as part of a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT to fight Overground's proposed 88 Ticket Office closures
Rail union RMT said today it will fight with every tool at its disposal plans just announced that would axe ticket offices and station staffing across the capital with dire consequences for safety, services and accessibility Arriva Rail London have...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, arriva rail london, ticket offices,
RMT responds to London Overground ticket office proposals
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT is deeply concerned about the proposals which in our view could see the elimination of ticket offices across London Overground. Our experience in the past shows that, despite promises to the contrary, the closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london overground, tfl, sadiq khan, ticket office
MPs call for assurances over Greater Anglia ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in parliament by Clive Lewis MP and other MPs calling on Greater Anglia to give assurances that it will not close ticket offices for the duration of its franchise.   The motion...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ticket office, abellio
RMT on Greater Anglia ticket office closures
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight the planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise after the company refused yet again to give a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, abellio, ticket office, save our stations
RMT fights over ticket office closures on Greater Anglia
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it is to step up a campaign to fight a planned programme of ticket offices closures the length and breadth of the Greater Anglia franchise and has given the company a deadline of Monday...
Region: National
Tagged with: Greater Anglia, Ticket Offices
RMT to fight Greater Anglia Ticket Office massacre
The company has informed the union that across the Greater Anglia network they currently have 64 ticket offices with an establishment of 358 ticket office staff. The company, which currently holds the franchise until 2026, have told RMT officials that it is their...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, ticket office, abellio, mitsui
RMT extremely disappointed at London TravelWatch report
TUBE UNION RMT is extremely disappointed at London TravelWatch’s report on London Underground ticket offices which it sees as a missed opportunity for failing to recommend their reopening. The union believes that the statutory watchdog has failed to represent the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket office, Underground, TravelWatch
RMT condemns rail profiteers plan for ticket offices
RAIL UNION RMT has condemned a report by rail bosses which aims to see the abolishment of paper tickets, ticket machines and ticket offices by 2020.   In October, the Rail Delivery Group absorbed the rail employers association (Association of Train...
Region: National
Tagged with: rail delivery group, rdg, ticket offices, transport focus
RMT to ballot London Underground staff for action over jobs
Station staff members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Unions (RMT) will be balloted for strike action and action short of strike action in an on-going battle over job numbers, the critical safety role of control rooms, forced displacement...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, tube, ticket offices
RMT urges public to engage in London Travel Watch survey
TUBE UNION RMT today urged the public to respond to the London Travel Watch review of ticket office closures with a message that this is an opportunity to press for a reversal of the cuts and closures programme. Ignoring evidence...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, london travelwatch, tfl, lul, tube, ticket office
Southern nomination for "Passengers Matter" beyond satire
It has emerged that Southern Railway has been shortlisted for a number of awards for its "hard work and community dedication", including the Passengers Matter accolade in the Association of Community Rail (ACORP) Awards.   RMT General Secretary Mick Cash...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, doo, driver only operation, ticket office
RMT responds to London Mayor review of ticket office closure
“These cuts have hammered down on safety as the front line, visible staff have been removed and all the statistics show that this has sparked an increase in crime. Access to transport services is being denied to people with a...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, tfl, lul, ticket office
RMT suspends station staff strike action on GTR
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has suspended strike action involving station staff on Govia Thameslink scheduled for next Wednesday after significant progress was made in talks held at ACAS yesterday. Strike action in the separate dispute on the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, ticket offices, station hosts
RMT announces strike action by station staff across GTR
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed 24 hours of strike action by station staff members on Govia Thameslink Railways  over a threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce. Members will...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, ticket offices
RMT to ballot station staff across GTR
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it to begin balloting station staff across Govia Thameslink Railways for industrial action over the threat to jobs, pay and safety from the impact of ticket office closures and the reorganisation of the workforce....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, station staff, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, ticket offices
RMT prepares to ballot Southern GTR station staff
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it has begun preparations for a ballot of station staff across Southern GTR for industrial action in response to a direct threat to services, jobs and staff safety from the company’s plans to close...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: southern, gtr, govia, ticket offices
Government should scrap Govia ticket office closure plans
AS THE PASSENGER  body responsible for stations outside of the Capital, Transport Focus, today joined London Travel Watch in opposing the Govia Thameslink ticket office closure proposals, rail union RMT has called on Claire Perry, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...
Region: National
Tagged with: Govia Thameslink, Ticket Office Closures
RMT secures victory in fight to stop "ticket office carnage"
Following on from a massive RMT-led campaign the Board of London Travel watch have today opposed all of the Govia Thameslink Railways proposals to shut or change opening hours at ticket offices in London. Keep ticket offices open campaign card...
Region: National
Tagged with: Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern, Ticket Offices
Threatened ticket offices used over 190 million times
New RMT research has revealed the plain stupidity of proposals to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.   Keep ticket offices open campaign card Using official figures from the Office of...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: thameslink, great northern, southern rail, ticket offices, govia
Deadline looms for ticket office closure consultation
RAIL UNION RMT today launched a concerted push to urge passengers to respond to the public consultation over plans to axe and downgrade 84 rail station ticket offices across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise. Keep ticket offices open campaign...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, gtr, thameslink, great northern, southern ticket office
Urgent Action GTR ticket offices
Full details of the proposals and an e-mail facility to complain can be found on the RMT website. http://www.rmt.org.uk/campaigns/rail/keep-ticket-offices-open-govia/ Keep ticket offices open campaign card With e-mails and if you are organising petitions or postcard responses please note we only...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: gtr, govia, thameslink, great northern, southern, ticket office
Next phase of fight over rail ticket office closures
This Thursday’s morning rush hour (3rd March) - from  7.30 am at  South London’s Balham train station - will see RMT members and Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley out in force to encourage passengers to protest and complain about Govia’s outrageous plans to...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: govia, southern, great northern, thameslink, ticket office
TfL ordered to keep ticket offices open after RMT campaign
RAIL UNION RMT can reveal today that after a careful review, London TravelWatch has ordered Transport for London to keep a number of former Silverlink ticket offices open - thereby throwing into question the credibility of TfL’s entire ticket office closure...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: tfl, ticket offices
Ticket office “carnage” plan across the South in disarray
RAIL UNION RMT said today that plans to axe and downgrade 81 rail station ticket office across the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise are in disarray, with the public consultation delayed, as pressure from the union over the threat to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, South
RMT to fight "ticket office carnage"
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is to launch an immediate campaign to defend jobs and services as it emerged that 81 stations are being set up to lose their ticket offices in a formal public consultation across routes served...
Region: National
Tagged with: thameslink, southern rail, great northern, govia, ticket offices
Save your ticket office
FROM RMT PRESS OFFICE Press photo hand out. Campaigners from RMT,  fighting to keep ticket offices open at a swathe of former Silverlink stations across North West London, at Queen's Park this morning. Today's event is part of an ongoing...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: silverlink, ticket office, bakerloo line, tfl
Surge in complaints in wake of ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "These figures confirm all RMT's warnings about the dire impact on passenger services f‎rom the cuts-led ticket office closure programme. Every job matters card "With over 800 tube station jobs due to be axed early next...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office, boris johnson, tfl, every job matters
Campaign against former "Silverlink" ticket office closures
As consultation gets underway, transport union RMT has confirmed today that it is stepping up the fight against the London Mayor’s proposals to close a number of ticket offices across north London that were once part of the “Silverlink” line....
Region: National
Tagged with: silverlink, london overground, london travel watch, transport for london, ticket offices
Increase in fare evasion linked to ticket office closures
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Today's figures from the Labour Group on the GLA are exactly in line with RMT warnings that axing ticket offices and station staff would be a false economy and would encourage fare evasion. Our warnings...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, labour group, gla, tfl, ticket office, every job matters
Tube ticket offices – TfL closure plan protests
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Tube, Ticket Office, Protest
RMT Day of Action Friday Against Tube Ticket Office Closures
Transport for London has confirmed that it is pressing ahead with closing all London Underground ticket offices and is doing so without consulting passengers or adequately trialing the impact first. This is in order that closed ticket offices can be...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Underground, Tube
RMT continues fight for safety as first ticket office closes
"The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts. "RMT will continue to work with...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: every job matters, ticket office closures, london underground, lul, tube, boris johnson
RMT steps up tube ticket office fight
RMT Central Line activists, alongside community groups, will be taking the fight against the closure of tube ticket offices to the public this Thursday 15th January at 17.00 hours with a demo and petition signing outside Shepherds Bush Central Line Station....
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lul, ticket office closures
New Figures Show Increase in Tube Ticket Office Transactions
The latest figures come hot on the tail of other research which has exposed the fact that David Cameron’s claim in Parliament that “only 3% of transactions now involve ticket offices” is totally misleading and disingenuous . Independent research by fullfact.org shows...
Region: National
Tagged with: Ticket Offices, Underground, Tube
Greater Anglia staff to strike
Rail union RMT confirmed today that staff on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia route will be taking both strike action and action short of a strike from this weekend in a dispute over the ripping up of agreed procedures as the...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: greater anglia, west anglia route, ticket office and platform staff
RMT exposes mayoral lies on cuts and closures
In a recent Survation survey of a 1000 passengers 71% of all travellers and 78% of regular commuters expressed the view that current fares on the London Underground were “too high”. RMT says that it was pressure on the Mayor from the results...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: london underground, lu, london mayor, tfl, fare increases, job cuts, ticket office closures