FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station

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31st October 2023 - PROPOSED BOOKING OFFICE CLOSURES WITHDRAWN !

FRECCLES has been responding to the proposals by the Rail Delivery Group to close many ticket offices throughout England and to reduce the hours of others. Our Chair, Steve Hopkins, prepared an excellent coordinated response on behalf of FRECCLES which has been sent to Transport Focus who are undertaking the consultation on this issue. In addition, our views have been shared with Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor, who has been proactive in opposing these changes and we received a very positive response from his office. Other members have sent individual responses to Transport Focus in relation to the planned changes by both Northern and Avanti West Coast. We shall have to see what will be the impact of the opposition to these changes but there is some optimism that it may be effective in altering the plans. You can read more about this issue by looking up 'Ticket Office Closures' on the internet.