Ten Glasgow rail ticket office jobs under threat
The Commons’ transport select committee were discussing plans for the widespread closure of railway station ticket offices in England – but also heard the plans include the cross-Border service ticket office in Glasgow.
Avanti West Coast managing director Andy Mellors was asked by the committee what the impact the company’s plan to close its office at Glasgow Central would have on staffing.
He replied: “We have about 27 staff, I think it is, at the moment at Glasgow Central.
“These proposals would, if they were enacted in full as we proposed, reduce that number by about nine or ten.”
He stressed that the proportion of Avanti West Coast journeys made from Glasgow Central using a ticket bought from its office at the station is 1 per cent .
It is Britain’s fourth busiest railway station outside London, with 15.3 million entries and exits last year.
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