Walthamstow Central has avoided ticket office cuts, as opening hours are slashed across the capital.

Transport for London has announced (TfL) undertook a review of all London Overground ticket offices in response to the changing ways in which Londoners purchase tickets.

Currently fewer than two per cent of London Overground journeys involve a ticket sale from a ticket office, with sales through ticket offices having reduced by a million compared with 2016.

Eighty percent of all London Overground customers who choose to buy a ticket at the station do so through a ticket vending machine.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and TfL initially proposed to close most ticket offices, however following concerns raised by the trade unions, a decision was made to keep ticket offices open but to reduce opening hours.

Walthamstow Central along with New Cross, Willesden Junction and Crystal Palace, are the only stations to receive no changes to their operating hours, given their higher number of ticket office transactions.

The rest of London’s Overground’s ticket offices have been prescribed reduced opening hours to match the station’s volume of customers.

Rory O’Neill, TfL’s general manager for London Overground, said: “The way customers want to pay for their train fares is changing with fewer visiting a ticket office at the start of their journey.

“We are working to modernise London Overground to meet changing customer needs and are investing in new technology including the latest ticket vending machines to give our customers a greater range of options when using our services.”

Full details of ticket office hours will be publicised locally at the station and on the Transport for London (TfL) website.