Friends of Acton Bridge Station launched ….

Posted on March 8th, 2019, by The Chairman

Vicky Cropper, London Northwestern’s Stakeholder Manager, lets us know she has met up with the new Friends of Acton Bridge last weekend. There is to be a volunteering day on Saturday 16 March between 1030 and 1330. If you are able to join in, they’d really appreciate the assistance. The Friends Group is being co-ordinated […]

Metrolink engineering work Saturday 16 March 2019 – Monday 18 March 2019 Altrincham to Timperley ….

Posted on March 4th, 2019, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Saturday 16 March 2019 – Monday 18 March 2019 No tram service between Altrincham and Timperley from 11:40pm Saturday 16 March until end of service Sunday 17 March due to Network Rail engineering work. Replacement buses calling at Timperley, Navigation Road and Altrincham late Saturday evening and all day Sunday. Details […]

Metrolink planned engineering works at Deansgate-Castlefield from 10pm 26 January until 5:30am 28 January 2019

Posted on January 23rd, 2019, by The Chairman

Saturday 26 January after 10pm and all day Sunday 27 January Paul Wilkinson writes …. Trams from Altrincham and Eccles will terminate at Cornbrook. Trams from Airport and East Didisbury will terminate at Firswood. Replacement bus services will operate: Chorlton to Victoria and Cornbrook to Piccadilly. Full information and replacement bus stops here and click […]

Saturday Strike Days – Bus Timetable Changed ….

Posted on November 28th, 2018, by The Chairman

From Saturday 1 December the bus times are significantly different than those previously. Most will know the Mid Cheshire Line has had no train service on Saturdays since 25 August 2018 despite it being the busiest day for leisure travel. Previously on Strike Saturdays the normal 36 trains were replaced by 18 trains just running […]

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 […]