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

  • PLANNED INDUSTRIAL ACTION

    There is planned industrial action on the Crewe to Liverpool line on Saturdays up to 28th December ....

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  • PETITION FOR IMPROVED RAIL SERVICES

    2nd September 2019

    Join this petition to support the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE POSTERS

    25th August 2019

    You can now purchase our Mid Cheshire Line Marvellous Days Out Posters Online ....

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  • TRANSPORT FOR WALES CLUB 50

    2nd September 2019 - 24th November 2019

    You can now save on offpeak tickets to destinations across the Wales and Borders network .....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    20th August 2019

    'Unsung heroes' praised as green project breathe life back into railway station ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    16th August 2019

    16-17 Saver railcard 'tremendous news' for mid Cheshire teenagers ....

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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.