Tuesday, May 5, 2009
CityRail forced to do more with less
From the Blue Mountains Sustainable Transport Alliance:
Blackheath, along with many other mountains stations, will lose its full time station attendant. Railcorp is going to employ a casual for only 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, from 5.45am to 9.45am. After that the station will be UNMANNED.
Our station is currently manned by a full time station attendant who is trained to deal with a whole range of issues affecting the station, trains and passengers.
Blackheath station will be unmanned during weekdays from 9.45am onwards. This is bad news for wheelchair users, the elderly and those who have problems with the unreliable ticket machine. This is also bad for tourism.
I have been contacted by several Railcorp sources who told me that a meeting was held yesterday in Sydney where staff were told of the news.
WE NEED TO STOP THIS.
If you are interested in campaigning to keep our station manned please contact me.
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