On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:09:23 +0000, Recliner
Post by Recliner Post by email@example.com
A lot of places already had enough ticket machines, Turnham Green when
I passed through on Saturday has had it's ticket window covered over
by a frame containing the system map.
Yes, I think most suburban stations are like that. But that's intended
to be just a temporary situation, as the hope is to let the former
ticket offices out as retail space. There may need to be some
reorganisation of facilities if ticket machines block access to the
Or like Turnham Green where a relatively lightly used ticket window
did not hinder passage towards the gate line only a couple of yards
beyond , a retail operation would have to have it's access carefully
arranged that it did not hinder going to and from the gate line or be
of a type with little footfall, so more estate agent than coffee shop
in those circumstances.
Incidentally I could not help thinking when I passed through on
Saturday and noticing the booking office was no longer in use that
this was where it all started, Turnham Green being the site of one of
the first automatic ticket barriers , it has taken 50 years.
There was some promotional material around at the time that roughly
said that Londoners using them in front of their country bumpkin
cousins would show them as city slickers capable of using modern
technology. As a ten year old whose life destiny had recently been
redirected from growing up as a Londoner and was now living on a farm
in the land of the withered arm I recall being quite insulted.