MCRUA meets Rail Minister! ….

Posted on September 5th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our new Tatton MP, Esther McVey arranged for Rail Minister, Paul Maynard to meet with MCRUA and others last Thursday morning. The meeting lasted for over an hour. The main topics covered were the Mid Cheshire Rail Link and the Airport Western Link. Those attending the meeting with Paul and his assistant from the DfT […]

KeolisAmey take over the operation of Metrolink ….

Posted on July 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram system – the largest of its kind in the UK – has welcomed a new operator on board to run the iconic network from Saturday 15 July. KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM), a joint venture partnership of leading global public transport operator, Keolis, and infrastructure asset management specialist, Amey, […]

Major security boost makes travel safer on Greater Manchester’s transport network ….

Posted on July 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has announced a major investment in the safety of Greater Manchester’s public transport system. The TravelSafe Partnership (TSP), a multi-agency approach set up to tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) on the region’s bus and tram networks, is set to be bolstered by […]

Metrolink update – July 2017 ….

Posted on July 14th, 2017, by The Chairman

Metrolink customers are being invited to have their say on how fares will change from January 2018. The Metrolink Fare Survey will ask customers to choose between two options for increasing fares, before a final decision is made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) this autumn. The increase in Metrolink fares comes at the […]

Metrolink update – May 2017 ….

Posted on May 7th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. There’s no mention on the beta TFGM or Metrolink websites, but notice improvements work posters are up at some stops talking about engineering work taking place on Sunday 14 May. Services will run as following. Sunday 14 May No trams Altrincham to City Centre Tram service: * Bury to […]

Metrolink Update – April 2017 ….

Posted on April 14th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Two new substations providing additional power and resilience across the Metrolink tram network – enabling more vehicles to run – are set to be installed as part of a multi-million pound improvement package. Preparation works for the substations, which are being built on Metrolink park and ride sites at Brooklands and […]

Parking restrictions set to be enforced around Hartford Station ….

Posted on March 7th, 2017, by The Chairman

Harry Boardman reports that it seems parking restrictions are to be enforced around Hartford Station, as noted in the Northwich Guardian. According to the Northwich Guardian, the Chairman of Hartford Parish Council says there are always parking places at Hartford Station, it’s just that the users don’t want to pay to park there. However, rail […]

Confirmation of the opening of the 2CC on Sunday 26 February ….

Posted on February 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Confirmation of the opening of the 2CC on Sunday 26 February TfGM Press Release Service changes from Sunday 26 February: Altrincham – Bury (via Market Street) Altrincham – Etihad Campus Bury – Piccadilly Ashton-under-Lyne – Eccles MediaCityUK – Piccadilly Manchester Airport – Deansgate-Castlefield East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre (via Exchange […]

New Metrolink operator for 10 years from July ….

Posted on January 19th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. KeolisAmey are the new Metrolink operator for 10 years from 0200 on Sunday 16 July 2017 They also operate Docklands Railway and are part of the Nottingham consortium for their trams. Expect additional 300 staff with more customer service staff in evenings and weekends. Details are here.

Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 – a struggle from Mid Cheshire! ….

Posted on January 17th, 2017, by The Chairman

The Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) Club 55 offer is back on again. Potentially great news for those of us over 55. But from this part of the world, it’s very difficult to use, especially so when compared to the Transpennine Express Club 55 offers. Being unable to start a journey before 9am Monday-Friday precludes days […]