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LONDON MIDLAND TICKET OFFICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 134: tabled on 23 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned at press reports that the Government is preparing to authorise cuts at 86 out of 90 London Midland railway ticket offices including the complete closure of ticket offices; is appalled that London Midland stands to profit 1.25 million a year while services to passengers suffer and rail workers lose their jobs; condemns this cash for closures which will threaten passenger safety and security at stations and will discriminate against people with disabilities; is further concerned that the closures will result in passengers paying more expensive fares as there will be no staff available to advise on the most appropriate ticket options; shares the view of rail experts that the closures will also be a false economy with fare revenues being lost through ticketless travel; notes that some 18,000 people, including passenger and disability groups and the local transport authority, have objected to the closure; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to use her powers to support London Midland passengers and rail workers and oppose these cuts.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.