Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Boris Johnson’s latest assault on public transport

Car sick London goes ever backwards…

Ticket offices at nine out of 10 Underground stations are set to have reduced opening hours from February, Boris Johnson has announced.

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat leader at City Hall, said: “The Mayor was elected on a clear commitment to keep ticket offices open. His plans to have many closed for most of the day flies in the face of his election commitment. This is an absolute sham of a consultation. If the Mayor really thinks he is consulting Londoners he obviously needs to look up what the word actually means in the dictionary.”

Mr Johnson has admitted that jobs would be cut as part of the move but would not say how many. Other sources put the figure at 450.