Public supports Tube plans

Londoners support plans to close ticket offices and introduce 24-hour services on the Underground, a new poll has shown.

Out of the 1,012 people approached, 82 per cent supported ticket office closures and 89 per cent favoured the introduction of 24-hour operation.

TfL has said that plans to close ticket offices would result in the loss of 750 posts and see other members of staff moved into other customer-facing roles.

The proposals, which were unveiled in November 2013, also included the start of 24-operation at weekends on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines and part of the Northern line from 2015.

LU managing director Mike Brown said: “In future, we will have more staff visible and available at our stations to help customers buy the right ticket, plan their journeys and to keep them safe and secure.

“All Tube stations will remain staffed and controlled at all times.

“From 2015, we’ll also introduce a ‘Night Tube’ service at weekends on key lines.

“These results show Londoners overwhelmingly back that vision.”