Archive for December, 2015

Railway Children Charity Challenge ….

Posted on December 12th, 2015, by The Chairman

The Railway Children Charity is strongly supported by many in the rail industry. It’s based in Sandbach. MCRUA has donated some of its railtour raffle proceeds in the past to the Railway Children through our contacts in Network Rail. Those with longer memories may remember when our Mid Cheshire Line services were run by First […]

Arriva wins new Northern Franchise from 1 April 2016 ….

Posted on December 9th, 2015, by The Chairman

Announced at 7am this morning, Arriva have won the replacement Northern franchise and First the TPE one, both running from 1 April 2016. Here’s the Government announcement. MCRUA congratulates Arriva on winning the franchise award and First the TPE one. We are looking forward to discussing with Arriva the detail of the coming improvements to […]

Metrolink Exchange Square opens on 6 December ….

Posted on December 1st, 2015, by The Chairman

The new Metrolink tram stop at Exchange Square opens from Sunday 6 December with a new daily service to Shaw and Crompton every 12 minutes at certain times of the day. This increases the capacity on the Oldham and Rochdale lines to a tram every 6 minutes at times when this extra service is operating. […]