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

  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    The Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains continue through to October 2018 .....

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  • ARRIVA TRAINS WALES CLUB 55

    3rd September 2018 - 1st October 2018

    Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 is back ....

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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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  • STOCKPORT BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL

    20th September 2018 - 30th September 2018

    Stockport Beer Week is back again for its fourth year. Coordinated by Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA you can travel by train ....

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  • OCTOBER 2018 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during October 2018 ....

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  • COMPENSATION SCHEME

    Northern have introduced a special scheme to provide additional compensation, over and above Delay Repay ....

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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.