This from the leader of the TSSA today:
Manuel Cortes said: "If the local booking office goes, then the station itself will not be far behind it. Justine Greening must reject the siren voices of the train operating companies which want the freedom to close one in four of all booking offices.
"This will amount to a mini Beeching with hundreds of stations in rural areas facing the threat of long term closures altogether.
" An unmanned station is a less safe station, particularly for the elderly and young women travelling alone at night.
The politically correct term is 'unstaffed'!!
Shame on you Manuel, the sisterhood will be having your guts for garters!!! (shurely shome mishtake? Ed)
UPDATE: This from a Mr Le Carry...