Archive for June, 2010

Mobberley Village Society in action ….

Posted on June 29th, 2010, by The Chairman

Mobberley station has benefitted from gardening care since 2003, when a deal was struck. The then train company, First North Western, would hire a skip and bring in labour for ½ a day to dig over what had been flower beds 30 years earlier, and remove all sorts of débris including ballast, a railway sleeper, […]

NCRUG’s 20 years old Parliamentary Special ….

Posted on June 27th, 2010, by The Chairman

Yesterday the “Parliamentary” Summer Saturday’s only train from Chester to Runcorn via the Halton Curve was extended courtesy of Northern Rail and with special support from Merseytravel to call at Helsby and Frodsham and then continuing from Runcorn to Liverpool South Parkway. Our member, David Miller from Cuddington, made an early start and sends us […]

Food Fair celebrates local produce in Northwich ….

Posted on June 25th, 2010, by The Chairman

A range of local produce will be on show at Northwich’s first fresh Food Fair tomorrow designed to promote the town’s home-grown harvests. Visitors will be able to enjoy tasty treats and delicious delicacies from around a dozen stalls including eggs, sweets, fish, summer fruits and bakery. The event, organised by Cheshire West and Chester […]

Runway Two Trail – Go by Train! ….

Posted on June 23rd, 2010, by The Chairman

Manchester Airport’s Runway Two Trail launched last year takes in some of the scenic Cheshire countryside, including the Bollin Valley and offers some fantastic viewing points for watching aircraft landing and taking off on Runway Two. The Trail itself consists of two routes, identified by Runway Two Trail markers. The Trail can be started at […]

Race Day trains to be strengthened again ….

Posted on June 21st, 2010, by The Chairman

We hear that Northern’s additional strengthening and revenue plans put in place for the Race Day on 22 May went very well and were very well received by customers and staff alike. So they’ve decided to do it again! Here’s some information about the up-coming Chester Races event on Saturday 26 June. Please see the […]

British Transport Police needs you! ….

Posted on June 20th, 2010, by The Chairman

We work closely with British Transport Police (BTP) to assist with security on our lines. Below is an adaptation of a press release from BTP. If you feel you can assist in the ways outlined, please let BTP know. ***************************************************************************** BTP, the national police force for the railways, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers in North […]

Steaming ahead for a great day out ….

Posted on June 19th, 2010, by The Chairman

A visit to scenic Llangollen, including the towns’ steam train railway is now much closer than you think, with public transport links from the Mid-Cheshire Line making the journey quick and easy. Using the Mid-Cheshire Line to Chester, then the hourly trains to Ruabon with a direct bus connection from outside the station to Llangollen […]

Music train is great fun! ….

Posted on June 18th, 2010, by The Chairman

Last Wednesday’s Music Train was great fun! 39 people joined us on the train, more at the pub. It was a lovely warm evening. Watch out for our next train on 7 July.

For one day only: Train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway ….

Posted on June 14th, 2010, by The Chairman

Here’s one not to be missed! The Summer Saturday’s only “parliamentary train” from Chester to Runcorn is being extended for one day only on 26 June to Liverpool South Parkway (LSP) as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of our friends in NCRUG (North Cheshire Rail Users Group). Travel back from LSP for those not […]

Saturday’s steam train timings ….

Posted on June 10th, 2010, by The Chairman

We now have the final timings for the steam train on the Mid-Cheshire Line on Saturday, including a water stop at Ashley. Click on UK Steam Info for these, and whom we thank for providing this information. p.s. we note the sheet is headed “Saturday 19 September 2009”, but we believe the times are correct […]