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Labour Party members here are opposed to the Arriva plans for ticket office closures

11 October, 2018

• ARRIVA Rail London, the train operating company responsible for operating the London Overground network under a concessionary agreement with Transport for London, has announced plans to close ticket offices at 51 Overground stations.

These include Hampstead Heath, situated in our ward, as well as neighbouring stations. Hampstead Heath is critical for access to and from the Royal Free Hospital for both patients and workers.

At the meeting of our Labour Party branch on October 4, members voted unanimously to oppose the proposals which are likely to result in reductions in staff numbers and a deterioration in the service provided to passengers.

We call upon Arriva and TfL to withdraw their plans and to guarantee to maintain safe staffing levels across the network.

JANET GUTHRIE
Acting Chair
Belsize & Hampstead Town Branch
Hampstead & Kilburn Labour Party

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