The next Open Meeting of the Coastliners Rail User Group will take place on Thursday 5 July 2018 at 7.15pm in the Reading Room of The Athenaeum Club. Church Street,, Hartlepool. The room will be available to us from shortly after 6.30pm and we will be welcome to use the bar until it closes not long after 10.30pm. All welcome.
The meeting will take the form of an open discussion with the principle topics being the consultation on the coming Cross Country franchise & feedback on a 3rd July meeting between our Chairman and one or two other delegates with Steve Payne of Tees Valley Combined Authority.
We must respond to the Cross Country consultation by 30 August and Coastliners members will have the opportunity on 5 July to help shape our response. Must all Cross Country services run via Darlington or could some of their trains serve Teesside and the Durham Coast? Should we oppose the over-simplistic notion that Darlington be considered to be the ‘railhead’ for Teesside and the Coast?