MPs slam ticket office closure plans

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MPs of all major parties criticised government-led plans to close ticket offices across England in a Parliamentary debate on 13 September.

Led by West Dorset MP and former railwayman Chris Loder (Con), the debate was held in Westminster Hall at the same time as a Transport Select Committee hearing into the issue.

Opening the session, Mr Loder said: ‘I am here today on a mission. That mission is to ensure that the staffed hours at West Dorset railway stations are protected and definitely not slashed by more than 50%, as is currently proposed by South Western Railway in its station change consultation.’

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