Big cuts proposed at our local stations

First Capital Connect are consulting! Be afraid – be very afraid! They are proposing to reduce their ticket office times – very significantly – with:

53 hours reduction a week at Alexandra
26 at Harringay
29 at Hornsey
4 at Bowes Park

This is just diabolical. The point of staffing on a ticket office is not only about selling tickets – it’s about safety. And that is a key issue in terms of getting people onto public transport and making them feel safe. CCTV cameras may identify a criminal – but they won’t run to anyone’s rescue.

These are serious cuts in staffing and our prime concern has to be people’s safety and feeling of safety. Dark, lonely and unmanned – how inviting is that?

The consultation ends at the beginning of February – so here are the details of how to let First Capital Connect know what you think of their proposals – write to to Passenger Focus, Freepost, RRRE-ETTC-LEET, PO Box 4257, Manchester, M60 3AR to arrive by February 3.

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  1. Am looking into this as both London Travelwatch and Passenger Focus (the independent national rail watchdog) are consulting.I want to make sure who is leading and whether both will join forces etc. Thanks for flagging this up.