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

  • NORTHERN WEEKEND OFFER

    20th January 2020 - 22nd March 2020

    Northern have announced a newspaper offer with a one day ticket at £10 and £17.50 for a weekend ticket ....

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  • JANUARY 2020 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    20th January 2020 - 23rd January 2020

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during January 2020 ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE POSTERS

    1st January 2020

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

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  • LATE FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2020 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    29th February 2020 - 8th March 2020

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line in late February and early March 2020 ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    25th November 2019

    More than 20 trains cancelled on mid Cheshire Line over the weekend ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    13th November 2019

    Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association launches three-point priority scorecard .....

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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.