Commuters given chance to quiz rail bosses

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RAILWAY commuters can meet “the manager” when the Northern Rail stops by Bolton Station on Wednesday, July 2, from 3pm to 5pm.

The sessions are designed so the train company stays in touch with its customers, and commuters can ask questions and have their say on the services.

A number of the “meet the manager” sessions will take place through Bolton.

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10:27am Wed 11 Jun 14

MarkP27 says...

Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense!
Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense! MarkP27
  • Score: 9

11:47am Wed 11 Jun 14

manchester1 says...

MarkP27 wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense!
They want to make sure they miss the rush hour.... don't want to get caught up in that
[quote][p][bold]MarkP27[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense![/p][/quote]They want to make sure they miss the rush hour.... don't want to get caught up in that manchester1
  • Score: 7

1:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Lee3695 says...

MarkP27 wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense!
There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters.
[quote][p][bold]MarkP27[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense![/p][/quote]There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters. Lee3695
  • Score: -4

2:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MarkP27 says...

Lee3695 wrote:
MarkP27 wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense!
There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters.
So you believe that Northern Rail management leaving the station by 5pm will give a true and reflective version of a daily commute?? I think it more likely that these managers want to get 'the hell out of Dodge' before the real cowboys ride into town!! By cowboys, I mean the grossly over-paying, squeezed in, never get a seat and never travel on-time passengers - who are taken for a ride on a daily basis.
But by all means please do base your survey and answers on people who travel once a week or month to do their shopping - clearly that will give them the answers they are looking for.
[quote][p][bold]Lee3695[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkP27[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense![/p][/quote]There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters.[/p][/quote]So you believe that Northern Rail management leaving the station by 5pm will give a true and reflective version of a daily commute?? I think it more likely that these managers want to get 'the hell out of Dodge' before the real cowboys ride into town!! By cowboys, I mean the grossly over-paying, squeezed in, never get a seat and never travel on-time passengers - who are taken for a ride on a daily basis. But by all means please do base your survey and answers on people who travel once a week or month to do their shopping - clearly that will give them the answers they are looking for. MarkP27
  • Score: 6

5:35pm Wed 11 Jun 14

cassabella says...

If they were really bothered about commuters they would be there from 7.30am until at least 9.30am seeing "commuters" cramming" into two carriages and then again 4pm until 7pm seeing people falling out of limited carriages, and if they were really really bothered they would attempt the journey themselves into Manchester and back and get a real idea of what people have to say about the services or lack of them as since the timetable change there is a distinct lack of carriages coming from wigan into bolton onto manchester especially in the morning, shoppers will just complain they have no where to put their half dozen primark bags, although I do feel for people getting on with suitcases / prams and bicycles as there is limited space if any at all and i woul personally make a comment on BACKPACKS TO BE REMOVED WHEN BOARDING A CROWDED TRAIN!
If they were really bothered about commuters they would be there from 7.30am until at least 9.30am seeing "commuters" cramming" into two carriages and then again 4pm until 7pm seeing people falling out of limited carriages, and if they were really really bothered they would attempt the journey themselves into Manchester and back and get a real idea of what people have to say about the services or lack of them as since the timetable change there is a distinct lack of carriages coming from wigan into bolton onto manchester especially in the morning, shoppers will just complain they have no where to put their half dozen primark bags, although I do feel for people getting on with suitcases / prams and bicycles as there is limited space if any at all and i woul personally make a comment on BACKPACKS TO BE REMOVED WHEN BOARDING A CROWDED TRAIN! cassabella
  • Score: 2

6:20pm Wed 11 Jun 14

nigella farrage says...

I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units!
I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units! nigella farrage
  • Score: -1

7:02pm Wed 11 Jun 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

nigella farrage wrote:
I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units!
I think you'll find the 22.23 BPN service out of MCV is booked a 3 car 158 (the train at the top of this post). Apology accepted!
[quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] wrote: I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units![/p][/quote]I think you'll find the 22.23 BPN service out of MCV is booked a 3 car 158 (the train at the top of this post). Apology accepted! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Dusty87 says...

Lee3695 wrote:
MarkP27 wrote:
Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense!
There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters.
Shoppers are the main problem at rush hour. They pay the lower price for their tickets and expect to get a seat for themselves and their shopping on the rush hour trains.
[quote][p][bold]Lee3695[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkP27[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha ha ha - what commuters are available and travelling through Bolton between 3pm and 5pm - typical public relations nonsense![/p][/quote]There will be quite a lot of commuters passing through Bolton at that time, the peak period starts around 4pm so these managers should catch up with shoppers and commuters.[/p][/quote]Shoppers are the main problem at rush hour. They pay the lower price for their tickets and expect to get a seat for themselves and their shopping on the rush hour trains. Dusty87
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

nigella farrage says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
nigella farrage wrote: I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units!
I think you'll find the 22.23 BPN service out of MCV is booked a 3 car 158 (the train at the top of this post). Apology accepted!
First North Western (descended from Regional Railways North West) had eight Class 158s, which were based at Newton Heath and used on various mid- to long-distance routes, which were transferred to Leeds Neville Hill depot at the start of the Northern Rail franchise and are now exclusively used on former Arriva Trains Northern routes, on the east side of the Pennines. A number of 158s are currently sponsored by Merseytravel despite the fact that they do not go near Merseyside. This sponsorship is to ensure that Class 156s were cascaded from West Yorkshire to the busiest Merseyside services.

No apology required!!!
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigella farrage[/bold] wrote: I wish Northern would use those 3 coach trains, as seen in the photo at the top of the report! They are NEVER used on this side of the Pennines, and yet it is them that are urgently required on the Bolton line, unlike the 2-car pacer (class 142) units![/p][/quote]I think you'll find the 22.23 BPN service out of MCV is booked a 3 car 158 (the train at the top of this post). Apology accepted![/p][/quote]First North Western (descended from Regional Railways North West) had eight Class 158s, which were based at Newton Heath and used on various mid- to long-distance routes, which were transferred to Leeds Neville Hill depot at the start of the Northern Rail franchise and are now exclusively used on former Arriva Trains Northern routes, on the east side of the Pennines. A number of 158s are currently sponsored by Merseytravel despite the fact that they do not go near Merseyside. This sponsorship is to ensure that Class 156s were cascaded from West Yorkshire to the busiest Merseyside services. No apology required!!! nigella farrage
  • Score: 0

11:22pm Wed 11 Jun 14

nigella farrage says...

Wh wasn't this reported (taken from Northern Rails Facebook page and dated 10/6/14)

"
Our next Meet The Manager session is taking place on the 18:03 Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe service running tomorrow evening. Get onboard!

It's really important to us that we stay in touch with our customers and we find our meet the manager sessions a great way to do this.

The sessions involve open meetings with Station Managers, where you can ask any questions on our stations, line of route or Northern in general. It’s also a good opportunity to have your say on our services.

Our next Meet The Manager session is taking place on the 18:03 Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe service running tomorrow evening. Get onboard!

It's really important to us that we stay in touch with our customers and we find our meet the manager sessions a great way to do this.

The sessions involve open meetings with Station Managers, where you can ask any questions on our stations, line of route or Northern in general. It’s also a good opportunity to have your say on our services."

They also did the same 2 weeks ago on the same service.

Yes a prime time service with commuters!!!!
Wh wasn't this reported (taken from Northern Rails Facebook page and dated 10/6/14) " Our next Meet The Manager session is taking place on the 18:03 Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe service running tomorrow evening. Get onboard! It's really important to us that we stay in touch with our customers and we find our meet the manager sessions a great way to do this. The sessions involve open meetings with Station Managers, where you can ask any questions on our stations, line of route or Northern in general. It’s also a good opportunity to have your say on our services. Our next Meet The Manager session is taking place on the 18:03 Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe service running tomorrow evening. Get onboard! It's really important to us that we stay in touch with our customers and we find our meet the manager sessions a great way to do this. The sessions involve open meetings with Station Managers, where you can ask any questions on our stations, line of route or Northern in general. It’s also a good opportunity to have your say on our services." They also did the same 2 weeks ago on the same service. Yes a prime time service with commuters!!!! nigella farrage
  • Score: 0

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