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Munira Wilson has written to the Managing Director of South Western Railway, Claire Mann saying rail travel will be ‘far less accessible’ to local people with disabilities or additional needs.

“The Twickenham constituency does not benefit from any Underground stations, meaning local residents rely on South Western Railway to get to work, school or university, and to get to hospital appointments and visit family and friends,” Munira said.

“The reduction in staffing hours will mean a reduction in service for all passengers. Rail travel will become far less accessible to local people with disabilities or additional needs, who depend on staff assistance to travel safely, confidently and independently

Speaking in response to recent news that the London TravelWatch consultation on these changes has been extended until 1 September, Munira said:

“I welcome this extension, allowing more local people to submit their views on the changes and how it will affect their station.

“South Western Railway must pause any changes to ticket office opening hours and staffing until full Equality Impact Assessments have been carried out, alternative measures are in place and every ticket can be purchased on a vending machine at every station.”



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