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South Woodham's rail ticket office saved in Tory u-turn

Our town's railway ticket office saved in government u-turn

31 October 2023

South Woodham's rail ticket office saved in Tory u-turn

It comes after passenger watchdogs Transport Focus and London Travelwatch objected to the proposals having received 750,000 responses from individuals and local organisations like the SWFCTA in a public consultation.

The government says it's because the proposals didn't meet the 'high standards' they expected but rail firms are allegedly furious saying the original plans had been approved by the Department for Transport.

We objected to the plans after listening to local people who felt they wouldn't be able to use ticket machines or get the right advice if the ticket office was to close.

So it always pays to protest and take part in consultations where you know something is wrong and now even the government, embarrassingly for them after talking up the plans, agrees too. The SWFCTA will always stand up for fair access to amenties for local residents.

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