Councillors ‘over the moon’ as Sunderland’s new ticket office looks set to open to the public

31 Oct 2023

Responding to the Government’s U-turn on scrapping railway ticket offices, Sunderland Lib Dem councilllor for Millfield, Thornhill and the City Centre Niall Hodson said:

“People in Sunderland will be over the moon at this U-turn from the Government.

“Thankfully it looks like we will now avoid the absurd situation of a new ticket office being built as part of the refurbished southern entrance to Sunderland Station but never actually opening to the public.

“This is welcome news for older and disabled passengers in particular, those who needed face to face services for tickets, passes and season tickets - and for anyone who prefers to speak to a real person rather than use a self-service machine.”

Niall Hodson