Archive for January, 2015

Stockport Rail Strategy includes Mid Cheshire ….

Posted on January 24th, 2015, by The Chairman

Stockport Council has recently published its Rail Strategy. Stockport Rail Strategy – January 2015 Of particular note to us along the Mid Cheshire Line are parts of section 5 (Metrolink and Tram-Train), including …. “This (the Stockport West) group of routes would utilise the Stockport – Altrincham railway line west of Stockport Town Centre, which […]

Northern Rail and the future franchise ….

Posted on January 18th, 2015, by The Chairman

Last November, Stephen Waring, Chair of the Halifax & District Rail Action Group (HADRAG) wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport following the continuing talk about Northern Rail being the most heavily subsidised train operator (it isn’t), and there being a need for “more for less” in the future Northern franchise, political speak that […]

Altrincham Station and bridges included in Conservation areas ….

Posted on January 11th, 2015, by The Chairman

Thanks to Andrew Macfarlane for noticing this from a Trafford Borogh Council notice posted on 18 December 2014. “The current boundary is extended to include: …. the railway bridge on Moss Lane; the railway tracks to the extent of the railway platform; the historic associated railway structures to the west and east side of the […]

Hartford Station new bridge progresses ….

Posted on January 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

Happy New Year from all of us at MCRUA! __________________________________ Installation of Hartford Station’s new bridge replacing that from the 1960s is taking rather longer than expected, but progressed substantially over the night of Saturday 8 December. Many thanks to Committee Member Harry Boardman for gaining London Midland’s permission to publish the following …. 350t […]