Rail ticket offices staying open
We are delighted the government has listened to the voices of blind veterans, other vison-impaired and disabled people across the country and reversed their decision to close ticket offices.
Our CEO Adrian Bell said: "We welcome today’s decision from Mark Harper and the Department for Transport. It is heartening that the voices of the sight loss community have been heard"
In July, we joined nine other leading vision-impairment charities in writing to the Transport Secretary raising concerns about the proposed closure of rail ticket offices.
Adrian added: "Ticket offices are the gateway to those services, and they should remain in place until there is a viable alternative that people with sight loss and other disabilities can access with similar faith and confidence."