A ticket office at an Overground station will not be closing.

After opposition from several political groups, Transport for London has agreed to not permanently shut the ticket office at Carpenders Park station.

Although the office is here to stay, it will only be open during peak hours as well as some other unspecified times.

TfL wanted to close 51 ticket offices, including Carpenders Park. It is unknown which ones will close.

The ticket offices were under review because they fall below the Department for Transport’s “busy” threshold. Offices must surpass 12 ticket sales per hour to remain viable.

More than 1,000 people signed Lib Dem councillor Keith Martin’s petition.

Lib Dem Cllr Keith Martin said: “I’m delighted that TfL have recognised residents’ concerns and agreed not to close the ticket office.

“However, the most vulnerable users of the station, who rely on the ticket office, tend to travel in the less busy periods during the day. It is the elderly and people with disabilities and others needing assistance who will bear the brunt.”

South Oxhey Labour councillors Steve Cox, Joan King, and Stephen King also contested the closure and they were backed by transport watchdog London TravelWatch. 

The Labour team had described the proposed ticket office closure as "outrageous".

South West Herts Conservatives also said it was "excellent news" that the office would stay open.