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Opposition to ticket barriers at Sheffield

East Midlands Trains’ plans to install ticket barriers at Sheffield train station has met with opposition, as regular users of the railway footbridge, which would be removed as a result, staged a public protest. Workers, shoppers and nearby residents demonstrated against the moves, which they say will shut a safe, well-lit and direct route from Park Hill to the city centre. Campaigners said conductors are the best way to boost revenue and barriers would deny a community access to...

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