Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Wed 3rd January 2024
A town council in Derbyshire is ‘championing’ its community to ensure that the town’s train station ticket office remains open.
A spokesman for Alfreton Town Council said: “At their full council meeting in December, members requested that reassurances be obtained from EMR (East Midlands railway) regarding the opening hours of the ticket office at Alfreton.
“The advertised hours are as follows: Monday to Friday: 06:45 – 18:00; Saturday: 06:45 – 18:00; Sunday: 10:30 – 18:00.
“Please note that these hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the official EMR website.”
They continued: “Following the public consultation, EMR has confirmed that they will ‘not be progressing with EMR’s proposals for Ticket Office Reform.”
Deputy leader at Alfreton Town Council, councillor Scott Walker, said: “Train ticket offices are an essential part of our town’s infrastructure. They provide a vital service to our community, allowing us to purchase tickets, get information, and access other services that we need to travel safely and efficiently.
“However, there have been recent proposals to close some of these offices, which would have a significant impact on our community.
“We will continue to champion our community which has the massive benefit of the train services in the town and with that a ticket office which is open to its full extent.”
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