A leading London Assembly member has urged Boris Johnson to consult Londoners over plans to axe ticket offices and cut jobs on the Tube.
Green Party AM Darren Johnson says the public are the best judges of the services they want to use and that the Mayor and Transport for London should take their views on board.
Assembly Member Johnson’s intervention came after the RMT and TSSA unions suspended planned strike action in protest at the cuts which they say will reduce services for passengers and make the Tube less safe.
Last week’s 48 hour strike by the unions caused major disruption to passengers and commuters were braced for further upheaval this week.
However just hours before yesterday’s strike was due to begin, the unions and London Underground agreed it would be suspended in return for a station by station review of LU’s plans and greater consultation with the unions.
Mr Johnson says the Mayor needs to go further and ensure passengers are also consulted.
He commented: “Whilst discussions between TfL and the unions are vital, Londoners should also be given their say on the plans too. 100,000 people use the underground ticket offices every day.
“They need to know what plans are in place at the stations they use and be reassured that their needs are not being sacrificed for the sake of job cuts.”