Archive for January, 2016

Tram Management System (TMS) coming to Altrincham ….

Posted on January 29th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes … Regarding the Tram Management System (TMS) on Metrolink – yet to be implemented on the Network Rail managed part of the line between Timperley and Altrincham. Whilst previously it was expected the tram location system allowing the Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) to be switched on in the first quarter of 2016, […]

Metrolink online timetable changes ….

Posted on January 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

Despite Metrolink insisting they run their trams to a frequency and not to a timetable, the North West journey planner has Metrolink timetables available which were available using the “bus numbers” MET1 to MET6. With the changes to the network diagram to a single colour (to assist those with impaired colour recognition), with end of […]

Michael Portillo comes to the Mid Cheshire Line ….

Posted on January 2nd, 2016, by The Chairman

Happy New Year from us all. Next week Michael Portillo brings his Great Rail Journeys on BBC2 to the Mid Cheshire Line. Thursday 1830 – St Helens to Knutsford Friday 1830 – Ashley to Alton. Don’t miss it! 🙂