First Team Regular
Jan 14, 2013, 10:48 AM
Location: A small town in north Wiltshire.
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Hibernian, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Wiltshire CCC
Post #179 of 180
As the barriers have to be manned when they are working anyway I can't see the point of having them as many passengers have to show their ticket to someone for the aforementioned reasons, so why not just have someone checking tickets!
This is an entirely reasonable point which would mean they are only of benefit at busy stations, in other words, where it would be quicker to put a ticket in a gate machine than show it to a member of staff unless they had hordes of staff on. The security issue is therefore a bit of a red herring and the expenditure on them even more ridiculous. Probably dreamt up by someone in the DFT or the Home office who never travels outside the London Commuter belt.
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