Speaker joins objectors to ‘senseless’ office cut

A10 WEEK 11'MCBH'rd'Cllr Corry Cashman & fellow train users  protesting about possible closure of ticket office  at Cheddington station
A10 WEEK 11'MCBH'rd'Cllr Corry Cashman & fellow train users protesting about possible closure of ticket office at Cheddington station

THE speaker for the House of Commons has thrown his weight behind a village’s objections to the closure of its railway station ticket office.

Buckingham MP John Bercow has written to train operating company London Midland in support of keeping Cheddington Railway Station’s ticket office open.

Mr Bercow said closing the office was ‘senseless’, given that money was spent last year to refurbish it.

Independent rail consumer watchdog Passenger Focus has also objected after thousands of response against reduced opening hours in a consultation.

But London Midland says work has been done to ensure customer service is not compromised and it will be providing a public response to Passenger Focus.

Read the full story and reaction in this week’s Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette, out on Wednesday (April 13).