It is with great pleasure that I can announce that by the end of the month there will be a new ticket office in place at Long Buckby Railway Station. A number of constituents who regularly use Long Buckby station as their main source of transport had become increasingly frustrated by the fact the ticket office had been out of service for many months. This frustration had been exacerbated by extremely long queues behind the only ticket machine at the station, which was repeatedly out of order.
I have supported many constituents in pressuring London Midland to give greater priority to the restoration of the ticket office. Given that usage of the station has continued to grow through 2015/16, with a total of 320,000 passengers entering and exiting the station, the introduction of the new booking office was an absolute priority in ensuring constituents residing in Long Buckby had appropriate means to conduct their transport. I am pleased that London Midland are now able to introduce a new ticket office, providing Long Buckby with the facilities it both needs and deserves.