First Tube Ticket Offices Close

Tube ticket offices in South Wimbledon and Queensway are to close today, the first of Transport for London's (TfL) controversial plan to shut all of its ticket offices.

Staff at the two stations will be moved into ticket halls and on to platforms as TfL begin the closures. TfL say that closing the offices will save the company £50m annually, and will go towards the total savings of £4.2bn by 2020.

There have been a series of strikes over plans to shut all tube ticket offices, and some unions have accused Tfl of "rushing through" the closures.


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