Almost 700,000 respond to ticket office consultation

A total of 680,000 responses to Government-led proposals to close hundreds of ticket offices in England has been received by watchdogs Transport Focus and London Travelwatch.

An initial three-week-long consultation which expired on 26 July was extended to run until 1 September. Modern Railways understands that around 100,000 responses were expected by 26 July: with almost 700,000 responses, the level of interest far exceeds any other public consultation which has taken place.

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