Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association

Your voice for the Manchester to Chester, Crewe to Liverpool and potentially Northwich to Crewe via Middlewich railway lines

Latest News & Events

  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    14th January 2019

    Northern praised for improved rail compensation performance ....

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  • TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS OFFER

    7th January 2019 - 31st January 2019

    TransPennine Express is starting the New Year by helping customers save more with a January sale ....

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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

    The RMT have announced further days of industrial action which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    11th January 2019

    Call for consultation with rail passengers after Greenbank shelter is replaced ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    4th January 2019

    Extra replacement services as rail strikes continue throughout January ....

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  • WAYFARER PRICE INCREASE

    2nd January 2019

    As 2nd January 2019, the Manchester Wayfarer ticket increases ....

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About MCRUA

MCRUA was formed in 1987 to support users of the Manchester-Stockport-Altrincham-Knutsford-Northwich-Chester Railway Line; usually known as The Mid Cheshire Line. The Association has now grown to more than 500 members. As well as individual membership, it is pleased to have the support of a number of corporate organisations.

MCRUA produces a newsletter, the Mid Cheshire Rail Report, usually three times a year to keep its members informed of MCRUA activities, events on the Mid Cheshire lines and other railway related information. In addition MCRUA maintains this website which gives it a public face and provides up-to-the-minute news.

Train services on the Mid Cheshire Line are operated by Northern. MCRUA holds regular meetings with Northern through its Quality Improvement Team to examine Mid Cheshire Line users travel problems and to improve services.

Whilst the primary reason for MCRUA's existence was the Mid Cheshire Line, it now also represents users on the Crewe to Liverpool line.

It is also strongly supportive of the efforts of the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign to reopen a station at Middlewich and a new station at Gadbrook Park and provide a passenger train service through to Manchester and Crewe. Further details can be found on our Projects Page.