Changes to rail station’s office hours

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THE public is being asked to voice its views on proposed changes to Melton railway station’s ticket office opening hours.

The proposals by East Midlands Trains would be to close the ticket office on a Sunday and only have the office open from 7am to 1.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Currently the office is open from 12.15pm to 7pm on a Sunday, and 6.45am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

The change in hours will not result in any staff redundancies at the station.

An East Midlands Trains spokesperson said: “The proposals follow a review into opening hours and reflect a reduced demand for a traditional ticket office during quieter times of the week.

“Across our network, we have invested millions of pounds in making it easier for customers to buy their tickets by installing new ticket vending machines and developing our online booking facilities.

This reflects a fundamental shift in the way passengers buy tickets.”

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