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

  • 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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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

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

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    The Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains for 2018 have been announced .....

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  • MARVELLOUS DAYS OUT MUGS

    30th March 2018

    The CRP Marvellous Days Out mugs are now on sale at Knutsford Heritage Centre on King Street ....

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  • AMAZING WOMEN BY RAIL

    27th March 2018

    The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has launched an imaginative booklet ‘Discover Amazing Women by Rail’ .....

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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.