RAIL passengers in Knutsford and Holmes Chapel have a glimpse of the future when waiting for their train after new information screens were installed at both stations.

The £264,000 investment by Northern Rail, a Serco and Abellio joint venture, means that rail customers will benefit from new screens which will offer up-to-the-minute train running information as and when it is needed.

The installation of the screens in the Cheshire area represents part of a £3million investment by Northern and its partners that will mean that 140 stations across the north of England will be equipped with the new technology.

Natalie Loughborough, customer service director for Northern Rail, said: "We listen carefully to our customers’ feedback and we know they value real-time travel information. The new Customer Information Screens will keep people up-to-date with information about arrival and departure times as well as station calling points along the route.

“The launch of these Customer Information Screens demonstrates our commitment to investing in communication channels at our smaller stations. These are just some of the screens that have been installed at 140 locations across the north in 2015.”

Other stations in the area that have benefitted from new CIS screens include Alderley Edge, Cuddington, Lostock Gralam, Poynton, Northwich, Sandbach, Greenbank, Sankey for Penketh, Delamere and Padgate.