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Default What happened to the LU ticket office ticket machines?

Given the number of ticket office closures thats a lot of redundant equipment.
Are they all still sitting behind the shutters in case a future mayor changes
his mind, been repurposed for something else or just been sent for scrap?

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Default What happened to the LU ticket office ticket machines?

In message , at 09:27:58 on Tue, 17 Jan
2017, d remarked:
Given the number of ticket office closures thats a lot of redundant equipment.
Are they all still sitting behind the shutters in case a future mayor changes
his mind, been repurposed for something else or just been sent for scrap?


Shutters? I thought most of the holes in the wall now had ticket
machines in them.
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Default What happened to the LU ticket office ticket machines?

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:28:00 UTC, wrote:
Given the number of ticket office closures thats a lot of redundant equipment.
Are they all still sitting behind the shutters in case a future mayor changes
his mind, been repurposed for something else or just been sent for scrap?

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I think, but am not 100% certain, that a proportion of the old ticket office requirement has been retained because it was essential for station accounting including the passenger operated machines. A lot of the internal fittings and furniture has been removed and disposed of. I don't think there is anything that is sitting there in the event of a "change of mind". It's just what has to be kept to allow the ticketing, banking and accounting requirements to be met. Just because a ticket window isn't there any more does not mean that the cash from the ticket machines doesn't have to be banked, floats maintained and cash collected. Obviously volumes of paper ticket sales have reduced because of Oyster and contactless but money is still flowing through stations.

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