Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Bridgwater Trades Union Council is calling for a local action group to be set up to defend Bridgwater Rail Station ticket office from threatened closure, following publication by the Department of Transport of the tender documents for the new Greater Western Franchise.

These documents make it clear that the new franchise, to be put out for tendering in in 2013 ,will include closure of ticket offices recommended in the McNulty Review, currently being considered by Parliament. Bridgwater is one of the 29 ticket offices listed for closure.
“This threat to jobs and passenger services is being carried out before the review has even been through the parliamentary process and received parliamentary approval”, said Secretary Dave Chapple at the Council’s February meeting. “It is a mockery of our democratic system.”
A public meeting has been called for Monday March 12th, to discuss this, and other threats to railway services posed by the McNulty Review.

The meeting will be at the GWRSA Club, Wellington Road, Bridgwater, and starts at 7pm.

For further details: contact G Burrows on 01278 450562/ glenburrows@btinternet.com

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