Virgin Trains scraps its Friday afternoon peak restrictions from Euston ….

Posted on November 5th, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Virgin Trains has scrapped its Friday afternoon peak restrictions from Euston to ease overcrowding and enable weekend getaways to start earlier. The difference in many peak and off-peak fares previously led to huge demand for the first Friday night off-peak trains at about 1900. This led to many passengers having to […]

No trams Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October on the Altrincham line ….

Posted on October 6th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. Due to Metrolink engineering works at Old Trafford and Trafford Bar on Saturday 20 October 2018 some services will be amended with replacement buses running on some routes. Tram services on the Bury – Altrincham line will operate Bury – Etihad Campus. Replacement buses will operate Altrincham – Piccadilly […]

Have your say on the future of city centre transport ….

Posted on August 12th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. TfGM say …. Have your say on the future of city centre transport We want you to help us shape the future of transport in the city centre. Alongside Manchester City Council and Salford City Council, we’ve launched a ten week conversation to find out what you think of […]

Metrolink Eccles line closure Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 ….

Posted on July 20th, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson has picked up from the TfGM website …. The Eccles line will close for 13 days after the last service on Friday 27 July. This means that there will be no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles from Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 (inclusive), while services from Ashton-under-Lyne will […]

Engineering Work Timperley-Altrincham-Northwich Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July

Posted on June 22nd, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson has provided us with this information: ********************************************************** Metrolink There will be no tram service between Altrincham and Timperley on Sunday 1st July due to Network Rail engineering work. Due to Network Rail engineering works in the Altrincham area trams will be replaced by buses between Altrincham and Timperley from 11:45pm on Saturday 30 […]

“Marvellous Days Out” Mugs launched ….

Posted on April 2nd, 2018, by The Chairman

Our CRP’s “Marvellous Days Out” initiative www.marvellousdaysout.org.uk launched last August at Lion Salt Works by Pete Waterman has been a great success, far better than we’d anticipated. The booklets and many of the posters have had to be reprinted, with orders for the posters received from as far away as the USA and Australia. The […]

“Amazing Women by Rail” initiative launched ….

Posted on April 1st, 2018, by The Chairman

Launched last week, the “Amazing Women by Rail’ initiative encourages people to explore history and new attractions by rail on the Mid Cheshire Line and the lines running through the Calder Valley. Part of the Marvellous Days Out series, the booklet highlights the extraordinary lives of women – including Knutsford’s Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley […]

News of Metrolink works at Altrincham 24 – 25 February 2018 ….

Posted on February 16th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. There will be no trams from Altrincham to Timperley after 2330 Saturday night and all day Sunday. A bus replacement service will be in operation as follows: Saturday from 2330 – Altrincham to Timperley Sunday all day – Altrincham to Timperley To view a map of the bus stop […]

South of Manchester Rail Study Stakeholder Meeting ….

Posted on February 4th, 2018, by The Chairman

TfGM are in the process of carrying out a number of rail studies, the one for South of Manchester also being supported by Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester Council. The well known rail consultants, Steer Davies & Gleeve are working with them on the projext. Stakeholders were invited to a meeting in Stockport […]

With combined delays of 14-years, why are Greater Manchester’s rail upgrade projects now so off-track? ….

Posted on January 23rd, 2018, by The Chairman

A well-researched article from the Manchester Evening News spotted by Paul Wilkinson – With combined delays of 14-years, why are Greater Manchester’s rail upgrade projects now so off-track?