Archive for August, 2016

Changes to Metrolink services when the new St Peter’s Square stop opens ….

Posted on August 17th, 2016, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. Metrolink services are on track to return to Manchester’s St Peter’s Square at the end of August after a multi-million pound transformation of the popular city centre tram stop. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is aiming to resume services through the square during the Bank Holiday weekend subject to […]

Music Train to Plumley and The Golden Pheasant – 3 August 2016

Posted on August 6th, 2016, by The Chairman

A party of 29 people left Altrincham on the 19:46 train on a pleasant summer evening. We were accompanied by the Nelson Peach quartet who played mainly folk music. On arrival at Plumley we walked a short distance to the Golden Pheasant pub. Nelson Peach played two 40 minute sets which included some songs which […]

MCRUA response to Inter-City West Coast Franchise Consultation ….

Posted on August 2nd, 2016, by The Chairman

The Inter-City West Coast franchise consultation covers the services currently operated by Virgin Trains West Coast. MCRUA felt it important to submit a robust response to this consultation arguing the case for better services, connections and facilities, as well as the re-instatement of the pre-privatisation services from Hartford to London and north to Warrington and […]