Ticket offices at train stations across the region under new plans revealed on Wednesday.

LNER plans to close offices at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Darlington, Durham, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford and Wakefield Westgate.

It said just one per cent of passengers purchasing tickets at Durham and seven per cent at Darlington did so at the station’s ticket office.

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Northern also announced the closure of ticket offices at 131 stations it manages. A ticket office being built as part of redevelopment works at Sunderland station may never open to customers.

It means Newcastle and Hartlepool will be the only stations in the region with a ticket office, if the plans go ahead.

The Northern Echo:

A public consultation is now underway until July 26.

It comes after Transport Secretary Mark Harper wrote to train operators asking them to cut costs.

Many stations in the region already operate without a ticket office.

Here are all of the train stations set to lose ticket offices:

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (LNER)
  • Darlington, Tees Valley (LNER)
  • Durham, County Durham (LNER)
  • Hexham, Northumberland (Northern)
  • Malton, North Yorkshire (Transpennine Express)
  • Middlesbrough, Tees Valley (Transpennine Express)
  • Morpeth, Northumberland (Northern)
  • Redcar Central, Tees Valley (Northern)
  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire (Transpennine Express)
  • Selby, North Yorkshire (Transpennine Express)
  • Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Northern)
  • Thirsk, North Yorkshire (Transpennine Express)
  • Thornaby, Tees Valley (Transpennine Express)