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Rail ticket office closures cancelled after government U-turn

October 31, 2023

Via: Sky News

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) announced over the summer that it intended to shut almost all of the nation’s 1,007 train station outlets in an effort to reduce costs after a post-COVID fall in passenger numbers.

Ministers had previously backed the proposals, despite concerns from unions and charities over the impact on vulnerable passengers such as disabled people.

But in a statement given to Sky News this morning, Transport Secretary Mark Harper confirmed he had asked train operators to “withdraw their proposals” following a public consultation.

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