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

  • MCRUA AGM

    27th June 2017

    The 2017 AGM of Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association will take place at Plumley Village Hall ..

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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

    8th July 2017 - 10th July 2017

    The RMT have announced three days of industrial action starting Saturday 8th July 2017 which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    Announcing our tenth year of Music Trains on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • KNUTSFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

    23rd June 2017 - 25th June 2017

    A festival with 40 acts, performing in 20 venues across the weekend from folk and acoustic to rock, blues and classical ....

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  • JULY 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work affecting the Mid Cheshire Line during July 2017 ....

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  • AUGUST 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during August 2017 ....

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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.