Archive for December, 2017

Government to explore opening mid Cheshire and airport rail links ….

Posted on December 30th, 2017, by The Chairman

Following much hard work by MCRUA and others, the Department for Transport is set to examine reopening the Mid Cheshire Rail Link with business leaders, following pressure from the Government’s deputy chief whip. A working group is set to be formed by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and officials from the DfT […]

Winter 2017/18 “Rail Report” postponed to January ….

Posted on December 17th, 2017, by The Chairman

We know some of you are wondering when our Winter Rail Report is going to arrive as it’s timed for despatch with the new Mid Cheshire LIne Winter timetable leaflet which started on 10 December. We were expecting to hear the confirmation of the May 2018 “Two Trains an Hour” timetable by mid-November and were […]

Mid Cheshire Overcrowding ….

Posted on December 6th, 2017, by The Chairman

Vince Chadwick writes …. I travelled on a Chester to Manchester train last Saturday lunchtime as far as Knutsford. It was a 2-coach class 150 and set off from Chester about half full. By the time it reached Cuddington it was full. At Greenbank it was well overfull with passengers standing in the vestibules and […]

Metrolink Update – December 2017 ….

Posted on December 5th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Over the last 4 or 5 weeks it is apparent subtle changes have been made to Altrincham services not previously been advertised: More Trams for Metrolink Busiest Lines. An additional two trams have been added to the Altrincham – Etihad service which means from around 0700 the previous all day single […]