PROPOSED CLOSURE OF BERWICK STATION TICKET OFFICE.
The Train Operating Companies which serve Berwick upon Tweed railway station are proposing to close the towns Ticket, Reservation and Enquiry Office at the station. As well as closing up to 1,000 of these invaluable and customer important offices the Train Operating Companies (TOC`s) are issuing Statutory Redundancy Notices to hundreds of railway employees. The Rail and Maritime Trade Union have said “some of these companies are cutting up to two thirds of their Staff.” Travellers will be forced to rely on apps and remote mobile staff to assist them rather than trained staff at stations. This will be catastrophic for older and disabled passengers and the TOC`s should be looking to enhance the service provided to the public not destroying it! This is anything but progressive, forward looking and inclusive “modernisation.”
As part of the Campaign to Save Berwick Ticket Office, and all other threatened Ticket Offices, Mick Lynch, General Secretary of the RMT, will be speaking at a Public Rally at the Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick on Friday 21st July between 1700 and 1900. Other speakers will represent Disabled People Against the Cuts, the National Pensioners Convention and a local Councillor. Entry is FREE and seats are bookable through EVENTBRITE.
SAVE BERWICK TICKET OFFICE.