Archive for August, 2009

Network Rail unveils high-speed rail plan ….

Posted on August 31st, 2009, by The Chairman

Network Rail has unveiled its study into a 200-mph high-speed rail network which would halve travel time between London and Scotland to just over two hours. The £34bn proposal would serve Birmingham, Warrington, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Glasgow and Edinburgh from central London, with a journey time of two hours and 16 minutes between London and Glasgow, and […]

Historic Tour of Chester Station ….

Posted on August 17th, 2009, by The Chairman

There is a Heritage Tour around Chester Railway Station on Thursday 10th  and Friday 11th September.  A excellent reason to use a Duo Ticket on the Mid Cheshire Line.

Our next Special Train ….

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Special Trains Working Party are currently at work on our next Special Train in May 2010. We welcome your comments and views?

Many thanks to our Volunteers ….

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Chairman writes: Many of our volunteers are working out there on our stations .  I would like to thanks all those that make our stations better places.  It really does make a difference. If you would like to help at one of our stations. Please get in touch.  We also welcome your comments on our […]

What do you think of our Music Trains?

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Chairman writes: Our August Music Train leaves Chester at 1907hrs for the Golden Pheasant at Plumley and on aboard we have Acoustak – a Chester based trio. Although the Music Trains are run by the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, MCRUA members are very much involved and we would welcome your comments on on this and […]

A Great Day Out ….

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Chairman writes: Many of our members are using the fast efficient service to Birmingham and Liverpool from Hartford, Winsford and Acton Bridge Stations. We would be interested to know if you have had an exciting day out on this service and where was your final destination?

Are the Metrolink upgrades affecting you?

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Chairman writes: During August the Metrolink Service out of Altrincham is closed for essential upgrades and work to connect up to MediaCityUK and Chorlton. Northern Rail are doing their best to accomodate the increase in passengers on the Mid Cheshire Line to Chester. Let us know how this is affecting you?

Would you use the Middlewich Branch?

Posted on August 14th, 2009, by The Chairman

Our Chairman writes: The Feasibilty Report into the re-opening of the Sandbach to Northwich Line to Passenger Traffic and the re-opening of Middlewich Station is great positive news. If you live in Mid Cheshire and travel to London or the South West, would you use the proposed Middlewich Branch as your preferred route? And if […]