1st September 2023

Over 3,000 back petition against the proposed closure of the railway ticket office

Over 3,300 people have backed a town council organised petition opposing the proposed closure of the local railway ticket office.

In July, a national consultation into the proposals was launched and will close on Friday 1 September.

Ahead of the consultation’s closure, Councillor Katie Vigar, Mayor of Bradford on Avon has written to Great Western Railway.

In her letter, Councillor Vigar expressed the strength of feeling in the town against the proposals and provides details of the petition.

“We could not let the proposed station ticket office closure happen without expressing the strength of feeling on this subject,” she said.

“The ticket office is highly valued by the local community and by visitors, as the fantastic response to our petition shows.

“Thanks to everyone who expressed their concerns about the proposed closure. We now look to GWR to think again.”

The change.org petition was launched in mid-July when the consultation into the national proposals was introduced.

Since then, over 1,700 have signed the online petition.

The town council also want to thank those residents and businesses who collected more than 1,600 physical signatures.

Letter from Mayor, Councillor Katie Vigar to GWR (pdf)