9:00am Thursday 15th August 2013
By Charlie Peat
The Mayor of London’s plans to close every overground ticket office in the capital has been met with stern criticism.
Andy Love, Edmonton MP has condemned the proposals by Boris Johnson that would see three major stations in Mr Love’s constituency lose their ticket offices.
He said: “The Mayor’s plans will make using London overground in Edmonton much more difficult and less safe for my constituents. I’m concerned that there will be no-one to help commuters who have problems with ticket machines or their Oyster cards.”
Bush Hill Park, Silver Street and Edmonton Green stations, along with all 268 Transport for London ticket offices across London, will be closed over the next two years.
Commuters will now buy tickets from automated machines or top up their Oyster cards and leave most stations unstaffed.
Mr Love said: “These plans put older commuters and children at risk and will make them feel vulnerable in deserted stations late at night. We cannot allow Boris Johnson to close our ticket offices in Edmonton.”
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