MID Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has welcomed a new officer to engage with the community and develop new projects to benefit passengers.

Knutsford resident Sarah Morgan has worked for local councils before becoming community rail officer for the partnership, and has been a regular commuter on the Mid Cheshire Line.

In her new role, Sarah will drive improvements and promote the use of the railway, while also ensuring that the partnership's action plan is meeting its aims and objectives.

She said: "My first week has seen five of the stations along the line receiving awards in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Awards, as well as an individual commendation for one of the volunteers, so I know there is a great team to work with.

"I have also followed the wonderful railway and wildlife artwork that has been commissioned by the partnership, the latest exhibition being on display at Tatton Park.

"I feel very fortunate to continue to work on these projects and to have the opportunity develop my own ideas for projects and events."

Chairman John Oates added: "Sarah joins us in this full time role with all the attributes we were looking for – living alongside the line, experience within the community, flexible hours that are demanded of a community rail officer, a passion for the line but most of all a lovely personality with the motivation to get things done."

Residents can contact Sarah by email at sarah.morgan@midcheshirerail.org.uk or by calling 07825 815442.