Ticket Barriers and Rocket Science
Given the total and utter confusion seen at Leeds station over the past few months after the introduction of ticket barriers like these ones seen at Newcastle, one wonders how the masses will cope with the self service and phone printed barcode tickets? My advice add an extra 15mins to your journey time.
I wonder also about the takings of the retail outlets behind the barriers (on the track side) and if they expect any fall off in trade. I’m sure there’s many people that use the Metro and stop off at the station or other who use the cash machines then are passing trade for the shops and kiosks.
The reference to ‘Rocket Science’ is that it seems to the average traveller getting through the barriers is about as difficult.
21 Oct 2009 … CONTROVERSIAL ticket barriers branded an eyesore by heritage protesters have arrived at Newcastle’s landmark Central Station
Newcastle Central Railway Station – before ticket barriers …