Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be meeting with commuters and others who use the train services between Chester-le-Street and Newcastle on Friday (26 November) to discuss proposed changes to the timetable at Chester-le-Street, which will come into force in May.

Mr. Jones said, “I know this an issue that affects many of my constituents, and it is vital that we continue to argue for the best possible train service for Chester-le-Street, and I hope these public meetings will allow local people an opportunity to have their say on local provision.

“I would encourage anyone who uses these services to come along to one of the meetings to make their voice heard on this matter.”

Mr. Jones will be joining Alex Nelson, Stationmaster at Chester-le-Street, and David Mallender, Public Relations Manager at First Transpennine Express, at three public meetings in the Waiting Room at the station.

The meetings will be at 16.45, 17.30 and 18.30, and have been timed to coincide with the arrival into Chester-le-Street of commuter services from Newcastle.