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Government acts to save rail ticket offices


Government has responded to concerns from visually impaired and disabled rail passengers to make sure that train companies do not close English rail station ticket offices.


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Ministers over-rule train companies on planned ticket office closures in England

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  • Alasdair Hutton has been associated with blind welfare since the 1970s when he edited and narrated the Playback audio magazine in Glasgow and contributed to the now closed Soundaround audio magazine. He joined Borders Talking Newspapers in 1997 as a volunteer reader and is presently the charity’s Convener.

  • Heather trained as a journalist on newspapers and worked as a reporter, sub editor and editor for more than a decade. She later switched sides to work in-house for a number of high profile public sector organisations, helping them communicate effectively with the public, stakeholders and Government Ministers.

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