‘HALF-HOUR QUEUES AT TICKET MACHINES’
Commenting on reports that passengers are having to queue for half an hour at tube station ticket machines as a result of ticket office closures, Labour’s London Assembly transport spokeswoman Val Shawcross AM said:
“These queues show that the idea that closing all of London’s ticket offices would have no impact has well and truly been rubbished. “By combining station staff cuts and ticket office closures Boris has left fewer staff available at stations to help passengers.
“The Mayor needs to recognise the impact his closures are having and urgently review where additional ticket machines and staff need to be added to help ease the strain.”
Val Shawcross is the London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark. (Source: GLA Labour party press release).