The Union and government have been having many talks about the proposal to close all London Underground's ticket offices. It will lead to lots of job losses, and the tube workers have been on strike several times, causing lots of disruption to commuters. What is your opinion on the subject. Are you happy to see the ticket offices go, or are you on the side of the union?
If the government was serious about tackling unemployment they would remove ALL of the ticket machines and staff ticket offices 24/7. This would give more people jobs which in turn would give them money to spend and help boost the economy. Better to have them working than scrounging on benefits.
When I visited London a few months ago I really appreciated the fact that there were ticket boxes where I could buy tickets from and ask questions at. On the few occasions I had to buy tickets from machines I found it quite confusing, as London is such a big city and I didn't know where anything was. I hope that the ticket boxes stay, as tourists like me need to be able to approach real people for help from time to time.