Update on the dreadful threat from First Capital Connect to cut the hours that ticket offices are open at Hornsey, Alexandra, Bowes Park and Harringay stations (amongst others). Haringey’s stations in total, if First Capital’s plans were to go forward, would see a reduction of 112 hours.
So many of you (and thank you) made representations to TravelWatch and Passenger Focus that Travelwatch (representing both these travel watchdogs) has now sent formal objections to First Capital Connect. Hornsey station was one of the ones that received the largest amount of objections out of the 49 stations that First Capital Connect are targeting.
First Capital Connect, who runs the line north of Finsbury Park, will now consider the objections and respond to the watchdog with an amended proposal.
We need more staff and more hours – not less. Our local stations were designed in a different era. They have long platforms that curve and make sight lines very difficult. And whilst there are CCTV cameras – they don’t really deter and they certainly don’t come to your aid if you are in trouble. It is human beings that can do that!
I just hope that First Capital Connect will now take the strong local objections on board, and drop the proposal:
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