Munira had been calling on the Government and South Western Railway to halt the plans.

Commenting, she said; “I’m pleased that the Government has finally heeded calls from MPs and disability campaigners to stop the planned ticket office closures in their tracks,” Munira said. “People in Twickenham and across the country were rightly alarmed by the plans, which should never have been considered in the first place. This is yet another embarrassing u-turn for the Government.”

In Twickenham, the proposed ticket office closures and staffing cuts would have reduced staffing hours at many stations, including Teddington, Whitton and Hampton, by as much as 80%.