London Underground ticket office closures begin today

London Underground will begin closing ticket offices today as part of its plan to 'modernise' stations.

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'Criminals' paradise' warning over ticket office closures

London Underground will start closing under a controversial programme to switch staff to platforms Credit: PA

As Transport for London begins closing ticket offices on the London Underground today, the RMT union warned that axing staff will lead to increased crime on the tube.

Today is the day when Mayor Boris Johnson not only rips up his promise to Londoners to retain ticket offices but also rips up the safety rule book and kicks off a closure and de-staffing programme that will turn the tube into a criminals' paradise.

The recent stabbing at Lancaster Gate of a member of staff has shown once again the vulnerability of both our members and the travelling public when numbers are sacrificed in the drive for cuts.

RMT will continue to work with the community to stop a programme that takes out a thousand jobs and every single ticket office and all industrial and political options remain at our disposal.

– RMT General Secretary Mick Cash


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