Archive for May, 2010

Gardening help for our CWaC stations, please! ….

Posted on May 31st, 2010, by The Chairman

Our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant, has 2000 geraniums coming this week – 500 for Northwich, 500 for Greenbank, 500 for Delamere & 500 for Mouldsworth. We need to provide her with help to plant them – particularly at Greenbank, Delamere and Mouldsworth where the ground needs digging over first, then the plants planting. Could […]

Steam train traversing Mid-Cheshire Line ….

Posted on May 30th, 2010, by The Chairman

The Railway Touring Company is running a steam special from Cleethorpes to Chester and back via Stockport-Altrincham-Northwich on Saturday 12th June hauled by LMS Black 5 4-6-0 44871. More details are on their website. If you’re out and about on our line and get some good pictures, why not send them to the North Wales […]

Northwich trials earlier opening hours ….

Posted on May 29th, 2010, by The Chairman

Northern are trialling a revision to the ticket office opening hours at Northwich for a 4 week period. The trial sees the ticket office open an hour earlier at 0615. This means it will now also be open for the first 3 services, the 0625 to Manchester, the 0705 to Stockport as well as the […]

Better 82 bus service for Greenbank and Hartford ….

Posted on May 28th, 2010, by The Chairman

Greenbank and Hartford stations have an improved bus service from 1 June. The route 82, which runs between Northwich and Chester, will become half-hourly during the middle of the day, Mondays to Fridays. The extra buses start at 0910 from Chester and finish with the 1710 from Northwich and two afternoon services run on school […]

Mouldsworth shelter comes to life! ….

Posted on May 23rd, 2010, by The Chairman

We’ve had an aspiration for years for the shelter on the Manchester-bound platform to have the nasty dark green-painted fibreboard removed from the windows and the windows reinstated. Yesterday the work started (pictures taken from a Chester-bound train) …. Please let us know if you know how many years ago they were boarded over. Many […]

Sale Beer Festival, 21-22 May 2010 ….

Posted on May 20th, 2010, by The Chairman

Sale Beer Festival is open tomorrow and Saturday and only a few minutes walk from Sale Metrolink station. Opening Times : Fri 17:00 – 23:00, Sat 12:00-23:00. There are 30 Real Ales from around the North-West on tap. Entrance is £5 on the door. Remember from our line to ask for a through ticket to […]

Plumley – Are we sitting comfortably? ….

Posted on May 18th, 2010, by The Chairman

After many years with nowhere to sit down on the Chester-bound platform, we have a “new” bench installed. The foot is there for perspective! As you can see it’s an original railway bench, now returned to the railway. Very fitting for Plumley with its rather special station. Plumley with Toft and Bexton Parish Council are […]

Stockport’s Culturefeast – 13-31 May 2010 ….

Posted on May 16th, 2010, by The Chairman

Stockport’s annual arts festival, Culturefeast, is set to be the biggest, best and most creative yet. The festival, which runs from 13–31 May features a wide range of free fun activities and events. Carol Morrison, Service Director for Communities at Stockport Council, said: “Last year’s Culturefeast festival attracted over 200,000 visitors a week to the […]

Friends of Northwich Station ….

Posted on May 14th, 2010, by The Chairman

Friends of Northwich Station met together on Thursday 29 April and are meeting again for a clean up morning on Saturday 22 May between 10am & 1pm at the station. Those involved will be helping with litter picking, cleaning, tidying and gardening. Everyone is welcome – please turn up in old clothes with gloves if […]

Northern granted franchise extension ….

Posted on May 13th, 2010, by The Chairman

Northern Rail has secured a two year extension to its train operating franchise on the same terms as its existing contract. The Department for Transport has confirmed that the franchise will now run until September 2013. The two year extension follows the significant performance improvements that Northern has achieved since the franchise began in December […]