Lisa Smart campaigning to save ticket offices

Save our ticket offices

After two-thirds of a million of you wrote to the regulators, Transport Watch, they have recommended that the proposed ticket office closures have been shelved!

You and thousands of people like you have forced this u-turn on the railway companies and the Government.

Lisa Smart said: ”Hundreds if not thousands of people from across Hazel Grove constituency were part of the massive upswell of opinion that has delivered this u-turn, and it is a great achievement for everyone who was part of it.
 
”The Conservative Government tried to force through these closures, and this is a clear indication of how out of step they are with people. This would have removed much-needed support at stations at a time when we should be striving to improve public transport. 
 
“This shows that people can stand up and stop poor decisions from being taken. We need MPs who stand up for people with disabilities, who make it easier for people to use public transport, and who choose fairness instead of cutting costs.”

However, reports also quote railway company bosses saying: “All of these plans were approved by officials and ministers at the DfT.” Sadly this means that these plans are likely to re-emerge from the current Conservative Government. If these plans come forward again, we will campaign against them again.