Tuesday 11 May 2004


Region & Route:
To help ensure passengers are aware of the travel arrangements during the west coast route modernisation work in the Stockport area this summer, Network Rail, together with First North Western and Virgin Trains is hosting a series of dedicated information centres where staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public. Would-be passengers can drop in at any of the centres as follows:- ·        Monday 17 May – midday to 6.30pm in Stockport Central Library ·        Tuesday 18 May – midday to 5pm in Cheadle Hulme Information & Advice Centre ·        Thursday 20 May – midday to 6.30pm in Macclesfield Library There will also be a number of ‘meet the manager’ sessions from now until July held at local stations affected by the work, details of which will be available in the near future.

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