Success as threatened ticket offices to remain open

Ticket offices at two local train stations in Haringey look set to remain open following a campaign by Liberal Democrats. This week First Capital Connect announced that threatened ticket offices at Alexandra Palace and Finsbury Park stations will now be saved from cuts. Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement but are disappointed that ticket office closures at Harringay, Hornsey and Bowes Park stations will still go ahead.

In January 2009 local Liberal Democrats launched a campaign against cuts that proposed to reduce local ticket office hours by 114 hours.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“It is great news that Alexandra Palace and Finsbury Park station ticket offices will be saved from closure.

“But we will not stop there. The same safety and customer service concerns remain at Harringay, Hornsey and Bowes Park station. We will continue to push for local residents and passengers to get the services that they need and deserve.”

Cllr Martin Newton, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson, adds:

“We would like to thank all local residents who supported our campaign. This will really make a difference for those local people who use train services from Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace stations.”