Rail union RMT today revealed imminent plans by the rail industry for mass closures of ticket offices across the network, with over 1,000 ticket offices at impending risk of closure.
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 the country.
RMT believes that such far-reaching ticket offices cuts reflect the train companies’ goal of slashing thousands of station staff jobs. This will make the railway less safe, secure and accessible and create a ‘muggers paradise’ across the network.
The union has launched a massive public and political campaign to fight any short-sighted and damaging attacks and will be taking our message to passengers and politicians that they need to act now to protect their ticket offices.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “The rail industry has made no secret of its goal of closing all ticket offices, and the floodgates have now been opened for an annihilation of ticket offices across the network.
“Ticket office staff not only enhance the passenger experience, but they ensure our railways are safe, secure and accessible. Wholescale ticket office closures would be disastrous for passengers and leave our railway deserted. Disabled and elderly passengers will be particularly affected.
“This once more proves that the government’s 'levelling up' agenda is a sham and that England's rail is being downgraded driving unnecessary social tensions between Britain's nations and demonstrating a political choice has been made to downgrade England's rail users compared to Wales and Scotland. “Make no mistake, RMT is ready to use all means at our disposal to fight any attacks on ticket offices, we will be launching a widespread public and political campaign to protect ticket offices and our station staff members’ jobs.”
The ticket offices at risk of closure are listed below by company. Please note these are taken from the latest version of the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement Schedule that is on the Rail Delivery Group website:
BARKING, BASILDON, BENFLEET, CHAFFORD HUNDRED, CHALKWELL, DAGENHAM DOCK, EAST TILBURY, GRAYS, LAINDON, LEIGH ON SEA, LIMEHOUSE, LONDON FENCHURCH STREET, OCKENDON, PITSEA, PURFLEET, RAINHAM ESSEX, SHOEBURYNESS, SOUTHEND CENTRAL, SOUTHEND EAST, STANFORD LE HOPE, THORPE BAY, TILBURY TOWN, UPMINSTER, WEST HORNDON, WESTCLIFF.
AYLESBURY, AYLRESBURY VALE PARKWAY, BANBURY, BEACONSFIELD, BICESTER NORTH, BIRMINGHAM MOOR STREET, DENHAM, DORRIDGE, GERRARDS CROSS, GREAT MISSENDEN, HADDENHAM & THAME PARKWAY, HIGH WYCOMBE, LEAMINGTON SPA, LONDON MARYLEBONE, NORTHOLT PARK, PRINCES RISBOROUGH, SEER GREEN & JORDANS, SOLIHULL, STOKE MANDEVILLE, WARWICK, WARWICK PARKWAY, WENDOVER
ALFRETON, BEESTON, BOSTON, BURTON ON TRENT, CHESTERFIELD, CORBY, DERBY, EAST MIDLANDS PARKWAY, HINCKLEY, KETTERING, KIDSGROVE, LEICESTER, LINCOLN, LONDON ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL, LONG EATON, LOUGHBOROUGH, MANSFIELD, MARKET HARBOROUGH, MELTON MOWBRAY, OAKHAM, NARBOROUGH, NOTTINGHAM, SHEFFIELD, SKEGNESS, SLEAFORD, SPALDING, STAMFORD, WELLINGBOROUGH
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL, BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET, CARLISLE, COVENTRY, CREWE, GLASGOW CENTRAL TRAVEL CENTRE, LANCASTER, LONDON EUSTON, MACCLESFIELD, MANCHESTER PICCADILLY, OXENHOLME LAKE DISTRICT, PENRITH, PRESTON, RUGBY, RUNCORN, STAFFORD, STOCKPORT, STOKE ON TRENT, WARRINGTON BANK QUAY, WIGAN NORTH WESTERN.
ALEXANDRA PALACE, ARLESEY, ASHWELL & MORDEN, BALDOCK, BEDFORD MIDLAND, BIGGLESWADE, BOWES PARK, BROOKMANS PARK, CRICKLEWOOD, CUFFLEY, DOWNHAM MARKET, DRAYTON PARK, ELEPHANT & CASTLE, ELSTREE & BOREHAMWOOD, ENFIELD CHASE, ESSEX ROAD, FINSBURY PARK, FLITWICK, GORDON HILL, GRANGE PARK, HADLEY WOOD, HARLINGTON, HARPENDEN, HATFIELD, HAYDONS ROAD, HENDON, HERTFORD NORTH, HITCHIN, HORNSEY, HUNTINGDON, KINGS LYNN, KNEBWORTH, LEAGRAVE, LETCHWORTH, LONDON BLACKFRIARS, LONDON CITY THAMESLINK, LONDON CITY THAMESLINK (Holborn), LONDON ST PANCRAS, LOUGHBOROUGH JUNCTION, LUTON, LUTON AIRPORT PARKWAY, MELDRETH, MILL HILL BROADWAY, NEW BARNET, NEW SOUTHGATE, OAKLEIGH PARK, PALMERS GREEN, POTTERS BAR, RADLETT, ROYSTON, SANDY, ST ALBANS CITY, ST NEOTS, STEVENAGE, TOOTING, WATTON AT STONE, WELHAM GREEN, WELWYN GARDEN CITY, WELWYN NORTH, WEST HAMPSTEAD THAMESLINK, WEST SUTTON, WINCHMORE HILL
BARNSTAPLE, BATH SPA, BODMIN PARKWAY, BOURNE END , BRADFORD ON AVON, BRAMLEY HANTS , BRIDGWATER, BRISTOL PARKWAY, BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS, CAMBORNE, CASTLE BAR PARK, CASTLE CARY, CHARLBURY , CHELTENHAM SPA, CHIPPENHAM, CHOLSEY , COOKHAM, CROWTHORNE , DAWLISH , DIDCOT PARKWAY, EVESHAM , EXETER CENTRAL, EXETER ST DAVIDS, EXMOUTH, FILTON ABBEY WOOD , FROME, FURZE PLATT , GLOUCESTER, GORING & STREATLEY, HENLEY ON THAMES , KEMBLE, KEYNSHAM, KINGHAM , LISKEARD, LONDON PADDINGTON, MAIDENHEAD, MORETON IN MARSH , MORTIMER , NAILSEA & BACKWELL , NEWBURY, NEWTON ABBOT, NORTH CAMP , OLDFIELD PARK, OXFORD, PAIGNTON, PANGBOURNE , PAR, PENZANCE, PEWSEY, PLYMOUTH, READING, READING WEST , REDRUTH, SLOUGH, ST AUSTELL, ST ERTH, STONEHOUSE, STROUD, SWINDON, TAPLOW, TAUNTON, TEIGNMOUTH, THATCHAM , THEALE , TILEHURST, TIVERTON PARKWAY, TORQUAY, TOTNES, TROWBRIDGE, TRURO, TWYFORD, WARMINSTER, WESTBURY , WESTON-SUPER-MARE, WINDSOR & ETON CENTRAL , WORCESTERSHIRE PARKWAY, WORLE, YATE, YATTON, YEOVIL PEN MILL
BILLERICAY, BRAINTREE, BURNHAM ON CROUCH, BURY ST EDMUNDS, CHELMSFORD, CLACTON, COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER TOWN, DISS, FRINTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, HATFIELD PEVEREL, HOCKLEY, INGATESTONE, IPSWICH, KELVEDON, LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET, LOWESTOFT, MANNINGTREE, MARCH, MARKS TEY, NORWICH, PRITTLEWELL, RAYLEIGH, ROCHFORD, SHENFIELD, SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS, SOUTHEND VICTORIA, STOWMARKET, THETFORD, WICKFORD, WITHAM, WIVENHOE, AUDLEY END, BISHOPS STORTFORD, BRIMSDOWN, BROXBOURNE, CAMBRIDGE, CHESHUNT, ELSENHAM, ENFIELD LOCK, ELY, HARLOW MILL, HARLOW TOWN, HERTFORD EAST, NEWPORT, ESSEX, RYE HOUSE, SAWBRIDGEWORTH, ST MARGARETS HERTS, SHELFORD, STANSTED AIRPORT, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, WALTHAM CROSS, WARE, WHITTLESFORD, ,
BERWICK UPON TWEED, DARLINGTON, DONCASTER, DUNBAR, DURHAM, EDINBURGH, GRANTHAM, LONDON KINGS CROSS, NEWARK NORTHGATE, NEWCASTLE, PETERBOROUGH, RETFORD, WAKEFIELD WESTGATE, YORK
ACCRINGTON, ADLINGTON LANCS, ALDERLEY EDGE, ALNMOUTH, ALTRINCHAM, APPLEBY, ASHTON UNDER LYNE, ATHERTON, BARNSLEY, BARROW IN FURNESS, BEVERLEY, BINGLEY, BIRCHWOOD, BLACKBURN, BLACKPOOL NORTH, BOLTON, BRADFORD FORSTER SQUARE, BRADFORD INTERCHANGE, BRAMHALL, BREDBURY, BRIDLINGTON, BRINNINGTON, BROAD GREEN, BROADBOTTOM, BROMLEY CROSS, BUCKSHAW PARKWAY, BURNAGE, BURNLEY CENTRAL, BURNLEY MANCHESTER ROAD, BUXTON, CHASSEN ROAD, CHEADLE HULME, CHORLEY, CONGLETON, CROSS GATES, DAISY HILL, DAVENPORT, DEANSGATE G-MEX, DINTING, DISLEY, DRIFFIELD, EARLESTOWN, EAST DIDSBURY, ECCLES, ECCLESTON PARK, EDGE HILL, FARNWORTH, FLIXTON, GARFORTH, GARSWOOD, GATLEY, GLAZEBROOK, GLOSSOP, GOOLE, GORTON, GRANGE OVER SANDS, GREENFIELD, GUIDE BRIDGE, GUISELEY, HADFIELD, HAGFOLD, HALE, HALEWOOD, HALIFAX, HANDFORTH, HARROGATE, HARTLEPOOL, HATTERSLEY, HAZEL GROVE, HEALD GREEN, HEATON CHAPEL, HEBDEN BRIDGE, HEXHAM, HINDLEY, HOLMES CHAPEL, HORWICH PARKWAY, HOUGH GREEN, HORSFORTH, HUYTON, ILKLEY, KEARSLEY, KEIGHLEY, KIRKHAM & WESHAM, KNUTSFORD, LEA GREEN, LEEDS, LEVENSHULME, LEYLAND, LITTLEBOROUGH, LIVERPOOL LIME ST TICKET OFFICE, LIVERPOOL LIME ST TRAVEL CENTRE, LOSTOCK, MANCHESTER OXFORD ROAD, MANCHESTER VICTORIA, MARPLE, MAULDETH ROAD, MEADOWHALL, MENSTON, MEXBOROUGH, MOORSIDE, MORECAMBE, MORPETH, MOSSLEY HILL, MOSSLEY MANCHESTER, NEW MILLS CENTRAL, NEW MILLS NEWTOWN, NEW PUDSEY, NEWTON FOR HYDE, NEWTON LE WILLOWS, NORTHWICH, OLDHAM MUMPS, PARBOLD, POULTON LE FYLDE, POYNTON, PRESCOT, RAINHILL, REDCAR CENTRAL, REDDISH NORTH, ROBY, ROCHDALE, ROMILEY, ROSE HILL MARPLE, ROTHERHAM CENTRAL, SALFORD CENTRAL, SALFORD CRESCENT, SANDBACH, SANKEY (FOR PENKETH) SHIPLEY, SKIPTON, ST ANNES ON THE SEA, ST HELENS CENTRAL, ST HELENS JUNCTION, SUNDERLAND, SWINTON MANCHESTER, THATTO HEATH, THORNE NORTH, TODMORDEN, ULVERSTON, URMSTON, WALKDEN, WARRINGTON CENTRAL, WARRINGTON WEST, WAVERTREE TECHNOLOGY PARK, WEST ALLERTON, WHALEY BRIDGE, WHISTON, WHITBY, WHITEHAVEN, WIDNES, WIGAN WALLGATE, WILMSLOW, WINDERMERE, WOODSMOOR, WORKINGTON, WORKSOP
ADDLESTONE, ALDERSHOT, ALTON, ANDOVER, ASCOT, ASH, ASH VALE, ASHFORD SURREY, AXMINSTER, BAGSHOT, BARNES, BASINGSTOKE, BEDHAMPTON, BENTLEY, BERRYLANDS, BOOKHAM, BOURNEMOUTH, BRACKNELL, BRANKSOME, BRENTFORD, BROCKENHURST, BROOKWOOD, BYFLEET & NEW HAW, CAMBERLEY, CHANDLERS FORD, CHERTSEY, CHESSINGTON NORTH, CHESSINGTON SOUTH, CHISWICK, CHRISTCHURCH, CLANDON, CLAPHAM JUNCTION, CLAYGATE, COBHAM & STOKE D'ABERNON, COSHAM, CREWKERNE, DATCHET, DORCHESTER SOUTH, EARLEY, EARLSFIELD, EASTLEIGH, EFFINGHAM JUNCTION, EGHAM, ESHER, EWELL WEST, FAREHAM, FARNBOROUGH MAIN, FARNCOMBE, FARNHAM, FELTHAM, FENITON, FLEET, FRATTON, FRIMLEY, FULWELL, GILLINGHAM DORSET, GODALMING, GUILDFORD, HAMPTON, HAMPTON COURT, HAMPTON WICK, HAMWORTHY, HASLEMERE, HAVANT, HEDGE END, HERSHAM, HILSEA, HINCHLEY WOOD, HINTON ADMIRAL, HONITON, HOOK, HORSLEY, HOUNSLOW, KINGSTON, LIPHOOK, LISS, LONDON ROAD GUILDFORD, LONDON WATERLOO, LYMINGTON TOWN, MALDEN MANOR, MARTINS HERON, MICHELDEVER, MILFORD SURREY, MORTLAKE, MOTSPUR PARK, NETLEY, NEW MALDEN, NEW MILTON, NORBITON, NORTH SHEEN, OVERTON, OXSHOTT, PARKSTONE , PETERSFIELD, POKESDOWN, POOLE, PORTCHESTER, PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA, PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR, PUTNEY, RAYNES PARK, RICHMOND, ROWLANDS CASTLE, SALISBURY, SHEPPERTON, SHERBORNE, SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT PARKWAY, SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL, ST DENYS, ST MARGARETS (GREATER LONDON), STAINES, STONELEIGH, STRAWBERRY HILL, SUNBURY, SUNNINGDALE, SURBITON (MAIN), SWANWICK, SWAY, SWAYTHLING, TEDDINGTON, TEMPLECOMBE, THAMES DITTON, TISBURY, TOLWORTH, TOTTON, TWICKENHAM, UPPER HALLIFORD, VAUXHALL, VIRGINIA WATER, WALTON ON THAMES, WANDSWORTH TOWN, WAREHAM, WEST BYFLEET, WEYBRIDGE, WEYMOUTH, WHITCHURCH HANTS, WHITTON, WIMBLEDON, WINCHESTER, WINCHFIELD, WINDSOR & ETON RIVERSIDE, WINNERSH, WINNERSH TRIANGLE, WITLEY, WOKING, WOKINGHAM, WOOL, WOOLSTON, WORCESTER PARK, WORPLESDON, YEOVIL JUNCTION, ,
ALBANY PARK, ASHFORD KENT, AYLESHAM, BARMING, BARNEHURST, BATTLE, BEARSTED, BECKENHAM HILL, BECKENHAM JUNCTION, BELLINGHAM, BELVEDERE, BEXLEY, BEXLEYHEATH, BICKLEY, BIRCHINGTON ON SEA, BLACKHEATH, BOROUGH GREEN & WROTHAM, BRIXTON, BROADSTAIRS, BROMLEY NORTH, BROMLEY SOUTH, CANTERBURY EAST, CANTERBURY WEST, CATFORD, CATFORD BRIDGE, CHARING, CHARLTON, CHATHAM, CHELSFIELD, CHESTFIELD & SWALECLIFFE, CHISLEHURST, CLOCK HOUSE, CRAYFORD, CROFTON PARK, CROWHURST, DARTFORD, DEAL, DENMARK HILL, DEPTFORD, DOVER PRIORY, EBBSFLEET INTERNATIONAL, EDEN PARK, ELMERS END, ELMSTEAD WOODS, ELTHAM, ERITH, ETCHINGHAM, EYNSFORD, FALCONWOOD, FARNINGHAM ROAD, FAVERSHAM, FOLKESTONE CENTRAL, FOLKESTONE WEST, FRANT, GILLINGHAM KENT, GRAVESEND UPSIDE, GREENHITHE, GREENWICH, GROVE PARK, HARRIETSHAM, HASTINGS, HAYES KENT, HEADCORN, HERNE BAY, HERNE HILL, HIGHAM, HIGH BROOMS, HILDENBOROUGH, HITHER GREEN, KEARSNEY, KENT HOUSE, KIDBROOKE, KNOCKHOLT, LADYWELL, LEE, LENHAM, LEWISHAM, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON CANNON STREET, LONDON CHARING CROSS, LONGFIELD, LOWER SYDENHAM, MAIDSTONE EAST, MAIDSTONE WEST, MARDEN, MARGATE, MARTIN MILL, MAZE HILL, MEOPHAM, MOTTINGHAM, NEW BECKENHAM, NEW CROSS, NEW ELTHAM, NEWINGTON, NORTHFLEET, NUNHEAD, ORPINGTON UPSIDE, OTFORD, PADDOCK WOOD, PENGE EAST, PETTS WOOD, PLUCKLEY, PLUMSTEAD, QUEENBOROUGH, RAINHAM KENT, RAMSGATE, RAVENSBOURNE, ROBERTSBRIDGE, ROCHESTER, SANDLING, SANDWICH, SEVENOAKS, SHEERNESS ON SEA, SHEPHERDS WELL, SHORTLANDS, SIDCUP, SITTINGBOURNE, SLADE GREEN, SOLE STREET, ST JOHNS, ST LEONARDS WARRIOR SQUARE, ST MARY CRAY, STAPLEHURST, STONE CROSSING, STONEGATE, STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL, STROOD, STURRY, SUNDRIDGE PARK, SWANLEY, SWANSCOMBE, SYDENHAM HILL, TEYNHAM, TONBRIDGE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, WADHURST, WALMER, WELLING, WEST DULWICH, WEST MALLING, WEST ST LEONARDS, WEST WICKHAM, WESTCOMBE PARK, WESTGATE ON SEA, WHITSTABLE, WOOLWICH ARSENAL, WOOLWICH DOCKYARD, WYE
ANGMERING, ARUNDEL, ASHTEAD, BALCOMBE, BALHAM, BARNHAM, BATTERSEA PARK, BERWICK SUSSEX, BEXHILL, BILLINGSHURST, BOGNOR REGIS, BOSHAM, BRIGHTON, BURGESS HILL, BUXTED, CARSHALTON, CARSHALTON BEECHES, CATERHAM, CHEAM, CHICHESTER, CHIPSTEAD, CHRISTS HOSPITAL, COODEN BEACH, COULSDON SOUTH, COULSDON TOWN, CRAWLEY, CROWBOROUGH, DORKING, DORMANS, DURRINGTON ON SEA, EARLSWOOD, EAST CROYDON, EAST DULWICH, EAST GRINSTEAD, EASTBOURNE, EDENBRIDGE TOWN, EMSWORTH, EPSOM, ERIDGE, EWELL EAST, FALMER, FORD, GATWICK AIRPORT, GIPSY HILL, GORING BY SEA, HACKBRIDGE, HAM STREET, HAMPDEN PARK SUSSEX, HASSOCKS, HAYWARDS HEATH, FRI, HORLEY, FRI, HORSHAM, HOVE, FRI, HURST GREEN, IFIELD, KENLEY, KINGSWOOD, LANCING, LEATHERHEAD, LEWES, FRI, LINGFIELD, LITTLEHAMPTON, LITTLEHAVEN, LONDON ROAD BRIGHTON, LONDON VICTORIA, MERSTHAM, MITCHAM EASTFIELDS, MITCHAM JUNCTION, MOULSECOOMB, NEWHAVEN TOWN, NORBURY, NORTH DULWICH, OXTED, PECKHAM RYE, PEVENSEY & WESTHAM, PLUMPTON, POLEGATE, PORTSLADE, PRESTON PARK, PULBOROUGH, PURLEY, PURLEY OAKS, QUEENS ROAD PECKHAM, REDHILL, REEDHAM LONDON, REIGATE, RIDDLESDOWN, RYE, SALFORDS, SANDERSTEAD, SEAFORD, SELHURST, SHOREHAM BY SEA, SOUTH BERMONDSEY, SOUTH CROYDON, SOUTHBOURNE, SOUTHWICK, STREATHAM, STREATHAM COMMON, STREATHAM HILL, SUTTON SURREY, TADWORTH, THORNTON HEATH, THREE BRIDGES, TULSE HILL, UCKFIELD, UPPER WARLINGHAM, WADDON, WALLINGTON, WANDSWORTH COMMON, WARBLINGTON, WEST NORWOOD, WEST WORTHING, WHYTELEAFE, WHYTELEAFE SOUTH, WIVELSFIELD, WOLDINGHAM, WOODMANSTERNE, WORTHING, ,
BROUGH, CLEETHORPES, DEWSBURY, GRIMSBY TOWN, HUDDERSFIELD, HULL, MALTON, MANCHESTER AIRPORT, MIDDLESBROUGH, NORTH ALLERTON, SCARBOROUGH, SCUNTHORPE, SELBY, STALYBRIDGE, THIRSK, THORNABY.
ACOCKS GREEN, ADDERLEY PARK, APSLEY, ASTON, BERKHAMSTED, BLETCHLEY, BERKSWELL, BESCOT STADIUM, BIRMINGHAM SNOW HILL, BLAKE STREET, BOURNVILLE, BUTLERS LANE, CANLEY, CHEDDINGTON, CHESTER ROAD, COLESHILL PARKWAY, COSELEY, CRADLEY HEATH, DROITWICH SPA, DUDDESTON, DUDLEY PORT, ERDINGTON, FIVE WAYS, FOUR OAKS, GRAVELLY HILL, GREAT MALVERN, HAGLEY, HALL GREEN, HAMPTON IN ARDEN, HAMSTEAD, HARTFORD, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, JEWELLERY QUARTER, KIDDERMINSTER, KINGS LANGLEY, KINGS NORTON, LANGLEY GREEN, LEA HALL, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, LICHFIELD CITY, LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY, LONGBRIDGE, LONG BUCKBY, LYE, MALVERN LINK, MARSTON GREEN, MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL, NORTHAMPTON, NORTHFIELD, NUNEATON, OLD HILL, OLTON, PERRY BARR , REDDITCH, ROWLEY REGIS, SANDWELL & DUDLEY, SELLY OAK, SHENSTONE, SHIRLEY, SMALL HEATH, SMETHWICK GALTON BRIDGE, SMETHWICK ROLFE STREET, SPRING ROAD, STECHFORD, STOURBRIDGE JUNCTION, STOURBRIDGE TOWN, STRATFORD UPON AVON, SUTTON COLDFIELD, TAME BRIDGE PARKWAY, TAMWORTH, TELFORD CENTRAL, THE HAWTHORNS, TILE HILL, TIPTON, TRING, TYSELEY, UNIVERSITY, WALSALL, WATFORD JUNCTION, WELLINGTON, WIDNEY MANOR, WINSFORD, WITTON, WOLVERHAMPTON, WOLVERTON, WORCESTER FOREGATE ST, WORCESTER SHRUB HILL, WYLDE GREEN, WYTHALL, YARDLEY WOOD, WYLDE GREEN, WYTHALL, YARDLEY WOOD.
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