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Govia Thameslink Railway

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Govia Thameslink Railway on the closure of Govia Thameslink Railway ticket offices; and what the outcome of those discussions was.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Officials regularly meet with Govia Thameslink Railway, and their Ticket Office proposals have been discussed. In relation to their Ticket Office proposals, as long as the operator is not breaching the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement with regard to opening hours, employee terms and conditions and the management of any changes in these are a matter for the relevant employer and their employee(s) and/or employee representatives.

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