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« on: October 13, 2019, 09:40:47 pm »

From Rail Advent

RMT has released a full list of London Overgroundís plans to cut hours at 45 stations to the bare minimum and close the ticket offices altogether at Brondesbury, White Hart Lane and West Hampstead.

Last year, London Overground planned to close 51 ticket offices on the network.

However, RMT launched a campaign and thousands of London Overground passengers opposed the closures leading to the Mayor intervening and promising to keep the ticket offices open.

Full list on the site ...

What plans for local stations between Paddington and Reading as TfL services build up?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 10:31:00 pm »

What plans for local stations between Paddington and Reading as TfL services build up?

More than you might imagine!

The concession agreement (as signed - I've not checked if it's been changed) requires stations to be staffed -which is expected for TfL - but also to have staffed ticket offices. This is not the Underground, which TfL control (give or take a few unions). It's covered by the TSA, of which section 17 dictates the opening hours of all ticket offices. So the latest verison says, for example, that Taplow (and Iver) must be open 0630 to 1300 weekdays. But the operator (XR/MTR) can ask the SoS (as well as RfL) to change that, if they can catch his eye.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 10:44:38 am »

In theory from December when MTR start running the TV local service Taplow will be manned 15 minutes before the the first  train to 15 minutes after.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 12:23:29 pm »

In theory from December when MTR start running the TV local service Taplow will be manned 15 minutes before the the first  train to 15 minutes after.
Not open for long then  Cheesy

Have you left out the last three, vital, words, the last train?

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