Mansfield ticket office will remain open for the foreseeable future as a result of the government announcing that plans by train companies to close ticket offices across the country have been scrapped. This announcement has been praised by Mansfield and Warsop Member of Parliament, Ben Bradley.
Under plans previously announced by train companies earlier this year, ticket offices across the country, including in Mansfield, would have closed permanently and the staff instead being moved to the platform. However, the government has now asked the rail companies to withdraw these plans following concerns raised by passenger watchdogs such as Transport Focus, accessibility groups and MPs like Ben Bradley who raised their concerns with ministers.
Now the government has asked rail companies to withdraw their plans ticket offices across the country, including at Mansfield Station, will remain open for the foreseeable future.
Commenting, Ben Bradley stated:
‘I am very pleased to hear that following extensive consultation with passengers, consumer groups and others the government has now asked rail companies to withdraw their plans to close ticket offices across the country, including in Mansfield.’
‘This is an issue that I know numerous constituents were concerned about and I made sure these concerns were heard by ministers in the Department for Transport, and the Secretary of State during my recent meeting with him.’
‘Now that the future of our ticket office in Mansfield is secured, I look forward to working with rail companies on how we can best move forward to improve rail connectivity in the East Midlands and boost services in Mansfield.’