Unions say the move and resulting job losses have left the network unsafe, claims denied by LU managers who say they always planned to review staffing levels and have plans in place to recruit an 200 extra staff.
Today’s Tube strike was a chance for Sadiq Khan to show firm leadership and disprove critics who suggest he’s finding the transition from campaigning to governing harder than he expected.
A review commissioned by Mayor Sadiq Khan into the controversial closure of every ticket office on the London Underground has concluded that there is no need to re-open them.
Tube passengers using South Wimbledon and Queensway stations have become the first to lose their ticket offices under controversial plans to close all offices by the end of this year.
Labour have described the £134m cost of closing 301 Tube ticket offices as “staggering” and say passengers “are being asked to pay more money for less staff support on their journey.”