Archive for February, 2010

TPE Club 55 – Back for the Spring! ….

Posted on February 27th, 2010, by The Chairman

TPE have reintroduced their Club 55 offer for the period 1st March to 30th April: see here. There’s some great value tickets based on zones from as little as £5 return (£4 with a railcard) Manchester to Liverpool, to £20 return Manchester to Glasgow or Edinburgh (Railcard – £16) or £30 First Class (Railcard – […]

Friends of Northwich Station ….

Posted on February 27th, 2010, by The Chairman

Sally Buttifant, our Community Rail Officer, asks – “Are you interested in the Northwich Station? “Have you got some time to spare? “Would you like to make a difference in your community? “Then why not become a Friend of Northwich Station?” You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you can and […]

LRV spotted …. in Oxford?

Posted on February 23rd, 2010, by The Chairman

Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) in Oxford? Spotted last Saturday in Cowley Road. Sorry, couldn’t resist it!

Music Trains – 2010 dates announced ….

Posted on February 22nd, 2010, by The Chairman

We’re pleased to announce the dates for our 2010 series of Music Trains: – 21 April – Chester Folk Festival 19 May – Nelson Peach 16 June – The Weavils 21 July – Halfe Pannikin 25 August – Acoustak 22 September – Root Chords All on Wednesdays on the 1907 from Chester to the Golden […]

Stockport’s Fences ….

Posted on February 18th, 2010, by The Chairman

Chester has its (scruffy) gates. No-one has yet been able been able to tell us what they’re there for. Now Stockport has its fences. These are at the Manchester-end of the main platforms (1&2 and 3&4). It seems that a number of people over the years have taken a fancy (for whatever reason) to a […]

Manchester / Northern Hub – Mid-Cheshire features strongly ….

Posted on February 16th, 2010, by The Chairman

Network Rail today announced their proposals following the completion of “The Manchester Hub” study into providing faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys right the way across northern England. The study was established at the request of the then minister, following detailed work carried out by The Northern Way, the association of Regional Development Agencies […]

Altrincham Interchange – Development or Destruction? ….

Posted on February 15th, 2010, by The Chairman

End of the line for station canopies? That’s the headline in the Altrincham Messenger about the redevelopment plans for Altrincham Interchange. To read the article complete with a picture of our very own Andrew Macfarlane, click here. What do you think?

Big Scholar Season Ticket Savings ….

Posted on February 11th, 2010, by The Chairman

Northern reintroduced scholar discounts on the line last September for those attending Knutsford High School. These provide discounts of £100s a term. This offer has been so successful, Northern have decided to extend it to all scholars travelling on the line. This will definitely come in next September, though could well come in earlier. Here’s […]

Cable Thieves in Cheshire ….

Posted on February 10th, 2010, by The Chairman

Many of you are aware that one of the biggest problems underlying reliability that the railway is having to cope with these days is metal thieves stealing signalling cables. Here’s an article published recently by our friends in The Middlewich Guardian. If you spot anything suspicious on the railway, ring British Transport Police on 0800 […]

Delamere Forest – fresh air, wildlife and fun! ….

Posted on February 9th, 2010, by The Chairman

Did you know that Delamere Forest is Cheshire’s largest area of woodland? We even have our very own Mid-Cheshire Line railway station right in its heart. From the station it’s a short 10-minute stroll to the Information Centre (where you can buy a map of all the trails), Tracs cycle hire and Go Ape. The […]