We need a properly staffed Tube!
November 25, 2010
Message from Lianna Etkind, Campaigns and Outreach Co-ordinator of Transport for All:
Accessible transport has been another of the casualties of the cuts. London Underground is threatening to cut 800 gateline and ticket office staff from the Tube network.
An adequately staffed tube is crucial to ensuring older and disabled people can travel safely. Transport for All, through our Transport Advocacy line, is already hearing of disabled people arriving at stations to find no staff members are there to offer assistance. Some have even been left stranded on a train or by a step.
Cuts to station staff will mean more disabled and older people will become housebound and isolated.
On December 8th, London Assembly Member Jenny Jones will be presenting our petition to the Mayor. Please add your signature, forward to your friends, tweet and post as your Facebook status! If you have the time to write to him as well, all the better.
Together, we will show Transport for London and the Mayor that we are united in our demand to travel safely, in a properly staffed Tube.