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

  • 2019 MID CHESHIRE LINE CALENDAR

    27th October 2018

    Our superb 2019 Mid Cheshire Line Calendar featuring the iconic posters designed by Nicky Thompson is now available .....

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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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  • JANUARY 2019 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    7th January 2019 - 10th January 2019

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during January 2019 ....

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  • COMPENSATION WILL BE EXTENDED

    25th September 2018

    Northern will be introducing an additional compensation scheme for those who do not have a season ticket ....

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  • NEW ROVER FROM TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS

    24th May 2018

    TransPennine Express has set up a new rover ticket, the North of England City Experience (4 in 8-day) Rover ....

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  • MAY 2018 TIMETABLE

    1st May 2018

    The new timetable starting Sunday May 20th 2018 for the Mid Cheshire Line has been published ....

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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.