Rail firms have announced plans for the mass closure of England’s ticket offices including Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Winchester. The proposals will dramatically reduce service provisions in branch line stations, Hedge End, Netley, and Chandler's Ford.
Train operators have proposed to shut down almost all of the 1,007 remaining offices except the busiest stations within three years.
Our Rail ticket offices, are a lifeline for so many passengers - particularly those who are elderly or disabled, or tourists supporting our local economy.
We all want a modernised, upgraded railway, but any changes have to work for the most vulnerable too.
Eastleigh Parliamentary Candidate Liz Jarvis is calling for these plans to be stopped and for our ticket offices to be saved.
I/we the undersigned call on the Department for Transport and South Western Rail to drop plans to shut local railway station ticket offices.