Timetable Set for Tube Ticket Office Closures

All Hammersmith and Fulham offices will shut by December 2015

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The timetable for the closure of ticket offices on the London Underground network has been announced, with some stations in Hammersmith and Fulham among the first to face the axe in February 2015.

The closures, which Transport for London is describing as "transformation" will hit the north of the borough first, with Shepherd's Bush Central Line Station shutting in February.

Shepherd's Bush Market, Goldhawk Road and White City will follow between April and June, with Wood Lane following between October and December.

Hammersmith's Hammersmith and City Line Station is set to close between April and June, as are West Kensington and Ravenscourt Park. while Barons Court and Hammersmith Piccadilly and District Line Stations are scheduled to shut between October and December.

In Fulham, West Brompton will close between April and June, while the area's other three stations, Fulham Broadway, Parsons Green and Putney Bridge will shut between July and October.

Work on the closures will last between one and three months, and all of the ticket offices in Hammersmith and Fulham will be closed by December, with local staff among 900 across London expected to lose their jobs.

You can read the full timetable for stations across London here.

Labour London wide Assembly member Murad Qureshi has condemned the closure plan, saying:
" More people than ever are using the tube network yet Boris Johnson’s cuts will mean hundreds fewer staff there to help passengers. It is outrageous that just a month after Londoners face another round of fare rises, Boris Johnson plans to cut the service they are offered. It’s a real case of the Mayor asking Londoners to pay more and get less in return.

" This fight isn’t about whether staff are based in ticket offices or on platforms, it’s about whether there are enough staff overall to provide customers with a good service, particularly the elderly and disabled.

" Before he was elected Boris Johnson promised voters that he would not close any of the capital’s ticket offices, now he is set to axe them all. Londoners will have to ask how much the Mayor’s word is really worth."

 

December 18, 2014