PLANS to reduce opening hours at ticket offices at train stations in Renfrewshire have undergone minor revisions following a public consultation.

Under the new proposals, opening hours at ticket offices in Johnstone, Bishopton and Paisley Gilmour Street stations would still be affected by the same cuts.

However, in response to the feedback from the public, ScotRail has now committed to retaining current staffing hours at each site.

This would mean the number of hours that staff will be available to support customers at these stations will not change, even if they are no longer behind the ticket office window.

ScotRail also said that staff at 54 ticket offices would be redeployed to create three mobile teams and new high-profile customer support at Paisley, Glasgow High Street and Partick stations.

Despite these revisions, Johnstone station’s ticket office would still be reduced by an hour and 10 minutes from Mondays to Thursdays.

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On these same days, hours would be cut by more than two hours at Bishopton station and by nearly an hour-and-a-half at Paisley Gilmour Street.

Weekend opening hours for offices at all three sites would also be reduced, with the exception of Sundays at Bishopton station.

Last month, a coalition of organisations representing ScotRail workers and passengers wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call on her government to scrap the plans.

However, Phil Campbell, head of customer operations at ScotRail, said: “The changes we propose to make as a result of the public consultation demonstrate we are listening to our customers and creating an environment that improves safety, customer support, and the helpfulness of staff.

“The safety, comfort and wellbeing of our customers is a top priority.”