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RMT launches campaign to halt Overground ticket office closures

RAIL union RMT has launched a campaign against the proposed closure of 51 ticket offices for London’s Overground network.

Operating company Arriva Rail London and governing body Transport for London have launched a formal consultation on the proposed closures. The consultation ends on October 11.

The campaign began today with leafleting of the targeted stations.

The union warns that, if the closures go ahead, passengers will face congestion and delays at stations through lack of ticket machines and passenger safety could also be jeopardised by understaffing.

General secretary Mick Cash said: “This is just the latest attack on a properly staffed, safe, secure and accessible railway for all and RMT is determined to halt these plans in their tracks.”

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