Are you a commuter on Bolton’s railways? Have you had a negative experience using the trains?
Bolton Rail Users Group (BRUG) was formed in 2015 as a members body to represent and speak up for Bolton rail travellers. They work with the train operators and the various Government organisations to improve rail services and the experience of commuters – particularly to and from Salford, Manchester and Manchester Airport during peak hours. The industry has recognised BRUG as an official stakeholder and they have made some key achievements.
On the evening of 16th March Bolton Rail Users Group are holding their first Annual General Meeting at All Souls Bolton. This meeting is open not just to members but to all the public, MPs or their representatives and the press. Northern Rail have been invited to send a speaker to tell us about the coming developments and what they are doing and hopefully also answer questions. This will be the first time since the Bolton News petition of several years ago – presented to Parliament by Sir David Crausby MP – that members of the public and especially rail users will have had an opportunity to hear what the authorities are doing about their concerns.
The function commences with tea/coffee from 7pm, during which there will be a background, silent automatic show of photos of stations, trains and facilities, old and new. The function then moves into the meeting proper at 7:30, held in the Greenhalgh Room on the first floor (lift access available). After a brief welcome, we shall proceed straight to the topic of the train services and the presentation by the speaker. At the conclusion of that, the normal business of an annual general meeting will be transacted. Non-members of the Group will be welcome to remain throughout or leave as they may prefer. There will be opportunity to be become a member – it’s free and there is no obligation on your time.
Further information about Bolton Rail Users Group can be found at their website: http://www.boltonrug.org/