Government U-turn over rail ticket office closures in England | Rail industry

Railway station ticket offices in England will not be closed, in a government U-turn.

The transport secretary, Mark Harper, said the “government had “asked train operators to withdraw their proposals”.

The move came after a huge public backlash to the cost-cutting proposals, with about 750,000 responses in a public consultation, 99% of which were objections, according to the passenger watchdogs managing the consultation.

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