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 looking forward to including details of the much enhanced services in our Rail Report. That mid-November date was then postponed until the end of November, a bit tight to complete and despatch our Rail Report for 10 December, but just about achievable. We then heard confirmation is postponed into 2018, but by then it was too late to complete it and distribute it before Christmas.

So it will be the early part of January when this arrives in your email box / on your doorsteps.

We underatand there’s nothing sinister about the postponement of the confirmation of the May 2018 timetable. We hear that because the changes are so extensive, the confirmation process is taking longer than normal.

Meanwhile, you can access the Mid Cheshire Line December 2017 timetable through this link.

As we approach Christmas, MCRUA wishes all of you a great Festive Season and all the best for 2018.

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  1. Jen Says:

    According to a local newspaper report the Manchester-Bolton-Preston electrification has been delayed by 6 months: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821799.First_electric_trains_through_Bolton_delayed_by_a_further_SEVEN_months/

    It’s unclear how much impact that will have on the May 2018 enhancements. Cascades from GWR and Scotrail should still be happening, while the wires between Preston and Blackpool should still be live, plus Northern should get 8 x 319s converted to ‘Flex’ trains to allow them to run off the wires.

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