Sue Robinson describes being asked to produce a railway ticket before she has had the chance to buy it as “surreal” (Advertiser, April 13).
I suspect many will be rather less sanguine, so let’s spare a thought for the unfortunate station staff who have to police Northern Rail’s ill-considered and questionable improvement to our ‘travel experience’.
Has there been any independent legal scrutiny of NR’s peremptory closure of the community’s long-standing ‘short cut’ between East Parade and Station Parade? I dimly recall something about ‘custom and usage’, which gives protection to practices, going back ‘beyond living memory’.
I understand also that when Network Rail announced proposed barriers at York Station, the city council stepped in and banned them.
Do HBC/NYCC have similar powers and if so, why haven’t they used them?