MP celebrates huge campaign victory after Government scraps plans to close rail ticket offices

31 Oct 2023
Tim with local Lib Dem councillor Jenny Boak

Commenting on this morning’s breaking news that the Government have axed highly controversial plans to close many railway ticket offices, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron, who led a debate in Parliament on this issue earlier this month, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that these awful plans have been defeated, and our vital local ticket offices at Windermere, Grange, Ulverston, Appleby, Oxenholme and Penrith have been saved.

 

“Ticket offices are a lifeline for elderly and disabled people, as well as the many hundreds of thousands of people who visit Cumbria by train every year.  

“I’m massively grateful to everyone who campaigned against these appalling proposals, including disability campaigners, the RMT and to everyone who signed the petition I presented to Parliament last month.”