Loire-Atlantique: The region was not informed of the closure of the Pontchâteau station ticket office and opposes it

Loire-Atlantique: The region was not informed of the closure of the Pontchâteau station ticket office and opposes it

The decision to close the ticket office at Pontchâteau station does not please the Pays de la Loire region © L’Echo de la presqu’île

Pays de la Loire region he is not happy and shows it: the closure of the ticket office at Pontchâteau station is a unilateral decision by the SNCF that was not consulted.

No one went to the station on November 1

As a reminder, in 1ahem November that the change will happen.

As of this date, the station will no longer have an agent on site behind the ticket office. Ticket sales will only be possible in a machine or via the Internet. But also at a merchant (tobacco press / PMU) near the premises.

In addition, the TER Pays de la Loire mobile station (van equipped with an SNCF counter) will arrive, at least for the start time, every Monday from 1ahem November.

So many announcements that are not uniform in the Region. Far from here.

The county was against the closure

Therefore, without prior consultation and without proposing an alternative solution, they oppose this closure.

And to recall the terms of the TER operating agreement that the region signed with SNCF

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passengers: “it is planned that SNCF will inform the region of any change in counter opening hours so that the region can assess the solutions implemented in the affected area in cooperation with local authorities. »

Meeting with SNCF soon

Even in this agreement, the volume of hours is to be maintained in the territory, i.e. 44,000 hours in TER stations.

When I see a drop in turnover, “34% less activity than 2019”as stated in the Direction TER Pays de la Loire, the hours will be in favor of La Baule station.

Under these conditions, I will not consent to this development. In the coming days I will be talking to SNCF and Pontchâteau town hall to assess the situation.

Roch Brancour, Vice President of the Pays de la Loire region responsible for transport.

Danielle Cornet, the mayor of Pontchâteau, shares this disapproval, especially now that development work has been done and an accessibility study will begin.

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