Cheeky quote at Clapham South station mocks Boris' 2010 ticket office promise

Wandsworth Guardian: The mickey-taking quote at Clapham South The mickey-taking quote at Clapham South

Tube workers at Clapham South had a cheeky pop at London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday morning using the station's own information board.

Commuters have become accustomed to seeing amusing and poignant quotes pop up on the board each morning but Monday's clearly had a slightly political slant.

It read: "This Mayor takes his promises to Londoners extremely seriously. Every station that has a ticket office will continue to have one."

The message, which comes ahead of planned 48-hour strike, contained a "promise" made by Mr Johnson, made at City Hall in March 2010, which pledged to protect ticket offices.

However Mr Johnson recently announced a raft of changes that will see TFL’s spending cut by more than £40 million a year, putting more than 750 jobs at risk and seeing the closure of 260 ticket offices by 2015.

Phil Hufton, London Underground's chief operating officer, said: "All Tube stations will remain staffed at all times when services are operating, and we'll be introducing a 24-hour service at weekends during 2015.

"In future, there will be more staff in ticket halls and on platforms to help customers buy the right ticket and keep them safe and secure.

"We're committed to working with unions and staff to implement changes to station staffing without compulsory redundancies and we've been clear that there'll be a job for everyone at LU who wants to work for us and be flexible. I urge our trade union colleagues to work with us to shape the future of the Tube."

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union stage two 48-hour strikes, on 4 and 11 February.

 

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5:17pm Tue 14 Jan 14

edstar says...

Hahaha but i bet the fools will still vote for him because he is "funny" and the Sun/Daily mail will tell them to
Hahaha but i bet the fools will still vote for him because he is "funny" and the Sun/Daily mail will tell them to edstar
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4:50pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

I have watched Boris at his public meetings at County Hall on TV over the last couple of days. He mocks everyone & takes nothing seriously, not even his election promises. Well done to the Clapham tube worker. Give Boris a taste of his own.
I have watched Boris at his public meetings at County Hall on TV over the last couple of days. He mocks everyone & takes nothing seriously, not even his election promises. Well done to the Clapham tube worker. Give Boris a taste of his own. Hove Ex-Pat
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