Members of the public are being encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Shakespeare Line Rail User Group (SLRUG) that is due to take place on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.
While the AGM takes every year for group members, it is always open for the public to attend. This year, the group is keen to provide the opportunity for train users to come along and hear speakers from both the operator of train services between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon, West Midlands Trains Ltd and also the local transport organisation that oversees rail passenger services in the West Midlands, the West Midlands Rail Executive.
Time has been put aside for questions and to enable discussion with all present. Peter Morris, Chair of SLRUG, said,
“There has been continuing disquiet with train service unreliability, and much of it has been down to industrial action by the Trade Unions, but there are other issues too, not least the ticket office closure plans that affect several stations along our line as they do most of the UK. We continue to work with the train operators and represent passengers’ views, so we must take this opportunity with those attending to have an open and productive discussion and engagement. I encourage all who use the train to come along so we, the train operator and executive, can hear your views.
The AGM will open its doors at the Memorial Hall, Station Road, Henley in Arden, B95 5JP, at 1900hrs, where complimentary tea and coffee will be available. The AGM will commence at 1930hrs.