Oxford Station has been included on the list of planned ticket office closures across the UK.

Great Western Railway is also proposing to shut ticket offices at London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads and Reading.

This comes following a consultation launched by the railway industry to modernise customer service in railway stations.

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Chiltern Railways has announced ticket offices would transition to multi-skilled ‘customer help’ roles which is already in place in stations such as Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway.

A statement said: "Our proposal is for you to purchase your travel online or via mobile apps before arriving at the station.

"However, if you are unable to do so, staff will be available at stations to assist with your ticket purchase from self-service ticket vending machines.

"The proposals would help bring station ticket sales up to date from 1995."

Chiltern Railways' statement added: "Bringing staff out from offices would allow the railway to respond to that generational shift in customer behaviour.

"This is in common with many other industries and organisations that have long since done so, such as Transport for London, most airlines, banks and supermarkets."

Train operators are taking different approaches to the closure of ticket offices.

Avanti West Coast, which runs services on the West Coast Main Line, said it proposes to close “all ticket office windows at stations."

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That includes those at major stations such as London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

The company is also planning to close its ticket office at Glasgow Central in Scotland.

It said the plan “reflects significantly reduced usage of ticket offices over the past decade as customers move to alternative, more convenient ways of buying tickets”.

London North Eastern Railway, which operates services on the East Coast Main Line, said it plans to close facilities at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Darlington, Durham, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford and Wakefield Westgate.

Ticket offices will be retained at Newcastle, York, Doncaster, Peterborough and London King’s Cross.

The operator’s managing director David Horne said: “Our customers’ habits have changed, and we must plan for the needs of our future customers.

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“We want everyone to enjoy an even better experience when travelling with LNER.”

South Western Railway said it will bring staff “out of the ticket offices and into the stations”, including at London Waterloo, the UK’s busiest station.

Waterloo will be among 24 “category 1” stations of the operator’s network.

South Western Railway said there will be “multiple” members of staff “available to help customers” at those locations.