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Protests over potential closures of ticket offices

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The Department for Transport say that a decision will be made soon to the closure or severely-reduced opening hours of 86 of the 90 stations operated by London Midland.

Unions say that the proposals would result in one hundred and thirty-two job loses.

Unions are also warning that the Department For Transport is considering removing the regulations that require train operating companies to consult with passengers when making changes to ticket office opening hours.

Closures include

  • Adderley Park
  • Bescot Stadium
  • Cheddington, Duddeston
  • Jewellery Quarter
  • Lye, Small Heath
  • Witton
  • Wythall

Reduced opening hours: Acocks Green, Apsley, Aston, Berkhamsted, Bletchley, Berkswell, Birmingham Snow Hill, Blake Street, Bournville, Butlers Lane, Canley, Chester Road, Coleshill Parkway, Coseley, Cradley Heath, Droitwich Spa, Dudley Port, Edrington, Five Ways, Four Oaks, Gravelly Hill, Great Malvern, Hall Green, Hampton-in-Arden, Hamstead, Hartford, Hemel Hempstead, Kidderminster, Kings Langley, Kings Norton, Langley Green, Lea Hall, Leighton Buzzard, Lichfield City, Lichfield Trent Valley, Longbridge, Long Buckby, Malvern Link, Marston Green, Northfield, Nuneaton, Old Hill, Olton, Perry Barr, Redditch, Rowley Regis, Sandwell & Dudley, Selly Oak, Shirley, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Smethwick Rolfe Street, Spring Road, Stechford, Stourbridge Junction, Stourbridge Town, Stratford upon Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Tame Bridge Parkway, Telford Central, The Hawthorns, Tile Hill, Tipton, Tyseley, University, Walsall, Wellington, Widney Manor, Winsford, Wolverton, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Wylde Green and Yardley Wood.

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