21/11/2013

TfL To Close All Tube Station Tickets Offices By 2015

Under new plans revealed by Transport for London (TfL) by 2015 all ticket offices on the Tube system will close, with the loss of 750 jobs.

Ticket office staff remaining will be moved from behind ticket counters on to station floors to assist customers.

The plans will also see a 24 hour service operating on Fridays and Saturdays on some lines.

While TfL claim that the changes will be beneficial for customers while helping to save £40m, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have described the announcement as a "lethal programme of cuts".

London Underground will now hold a 90-day consultation on its proposals, saying that there will be no compulsory redundancies and promising that every member of staff who wants a job and who is "ready to be flexible" will have one.

(MH)


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