Archive for December, 2014

Knutsford celebrates “The Doors” ….

Posted on December 18th, 2014, by The Chairman

Remember the doors at Knutsford Station? …. That’s STM Ticket Checker, Roy. Few get past him! The end was nigh for the doors. Grotty plywood, tarted up with paint, but still grotty plywood! (“Egress”. No kids, that’s not a female eagle!) The new ones are much better (pictures taken on not one of Knutsford’s best […]

Pre-Christmas 2014 Saturday strengthening ….

Posted on December 12th, 2014, by The Chairman

For the last 2 years there have been Saturdays before Christmas where our Mid Cheshire trains have been so full that passengers haven’t been able to physically get on them (never mind being able to get a seat!), and then again they’ve not been able to get on the following an hour later. Indeed, on […]

Altrincham Bus Station opens ….

Posted on December 10th, 2014, by The Chairman

Mike Battman sends us a variety of photos from opening day on Sunday 7 December. He says “Some interesting PID displays with train & Metrolink Info on – not yet working though! The railway/tram side of things still has a lot of work to be done on it!” Thanks, Mike.

Bob retires from Hartford ….

Posted on December 6th, 2014, by The Chairman

Harry Boardman writes …. Another member of the Mid Cheshire booking office staff retired in 2014. This time it is Bob Smith from Hartford Station who retired on the 21 November. Bob joined British Rail in 1965, aged 15, as a Junior Porter working initially at Stoke Goods. He continued to work for both British […]