MEMBERS of the public will be able to quiz the regional director of local rail operator Northern at a public meeting at Knutsford next week.

The Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association (MCRUA) is holding the meeting at 7.30pm for an 8pm start on Thursday, October 24 at the Jubilee Room in Stanley Road.

The Jubilee Room is a five-minute walk from Knutsford Railway Station, and the special guest at the meeting will be Chris Jackson, the regional director of Northern. Everyone is invited to attend, including non-members.

John Oates, chairman of MCRUA said: “The officers of MCRUA have regular meetings with Chris Jackson on the running of the Mid Cheshire Line, which connects Chester to Manchester via Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham and Stockport.

“Our executive believe that Chris has brought a breath of fresh air to Northern’s local management, and is very keen to work alongside MCRUA and the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership to make the Mid Cheshire Line a success.

“Chris will be open to questions on all matters associated to the Line and Northern, and we will be interested to hear about future changes at our stations, new rolling stock and the franchise’s promise of two trains an hour during the week and an hourly service on Sunday.

“It will be an informative evening for all rail users that use the Mid Cheshire Line.”