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21st October 2015

The NCRUG Annual General Meeting at Fluin Lane, Frodsham, commenced with the "NCRUG - Halton Curve" video which the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) funded and it is now available on this web site.

NCRUG would like to thank our "Videographer" Saskia Dooley for producing it against a short time scale and ACoRP for their assistance and funding, together with many others involved in its production.

The meeting was then addressed by Michael Vaughan - Head of Franchising & Stakeholder Management and Ben Davies - Stakeholder Manager North, both of Arriva Trains Wales.

They spoke about the way the ATW franchise had developed since they won it and the £45m investment made in the 158 Vehicle Fleet and the introduction of the locomotive hauled services, both which have improved the passenger comfort and the number of seats available across the ATW Network.

The improvement of performance under the ATW was also discussed in detail and it was explained that they were now the second best Train Operating Company (TOC) on the network in terms of timekeeping performance.

ATW will soon be operating more regularly to Manchester Airport than at present and they also have a vision to operate to Liverpool South Parkway and hence include Liverpool John Lennon airport in their ambit.

They also explained how they have a new scheme to assist people with disability and how this functions at a practical level was outlined.

The ATW session concluded with a Question and Answer Session which was much appreciated. 

A networking/tea break followed and the evening concluded with the formal AGM.


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