Archive for the ‘Crewe – Liverpool Line’ Category

Parking restrictions set to be enforced around Hartford Station ….

Posted on March 7th, 2017, by The Chairman

Harry Boardman reports that it seems parking restrictions are to be enforced around Hartford Station, as noted in the Northwich Guardian. According to the Northwich Guardian, the Chairman of Hartford Parish Council says there are always parking places at Hartford Station, it’s just that the users don’t want to pay to park there. However, rail […]

We want to buy tickets, but we can’t! ….

Posted on December 28th, 2016, by The Chairman

Almost 3 years ago we published a post about how difficult it can sometimes be to buy tickets on our trains. Three years later, this is still often a problem on both our Mid Cheshire Line and our Crewe-Liverpool line. We regularly receive comments/moans from passengers about this. Shortly after we published our Winter 2016/17 […]

Greater Manchester / Merseyside – Travel Updates ….

Posted on June 3rd, 2016, by The Chairman

David Miller writes …. “I don’t know whether this is common knowledge (it wasn’t to me – Ed.) “TfGM and Merseytravel both offer a subscription to a weekly email giving news of transport changes by all modes in the coming week. These are very handy for an overview of the situation, bus alterations and news […]

MCRUA response to Crewe-Liverpool Line (West Midlands) Franchise Consultation ….

Posted on April 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

Simon Barber, our Treasurer writes …. “The West Midlands franchise consultation covers the services currently operated by London Midland. This includes all the trains calling at three Cheshire stations, Winsford, Hartford and Acton Bridge, which MCRUA supports. These are the three northernmost stations in this franchise. MCRUA felt it was important to submit a robust […]

Hartford Station new bridge progresses ….

Posted on January 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

Happy New Year from all of us at MCRUA! __________________________________ Installation of Hartford Station’s new bridge replacing that from the 1960s is taking rather longer than expected, but progressed substantially over the night of Saturday 8 December. Many thanks to Committee Member Harry Boardman for gaining London Midland’s permission to publish the following …. 350t […]

Bob retires from Hartford ….

Posted on December 6th, 2014, by The Chairman

Harry Boardman writes …. Another member of the Mid Cheshire booking office staff retired in 2014. This time it is Bob Smith from Hartford Station who retired on the 21 November. Bob joined British Rail in 1965, aged 15, as a Junior Porter working initially at Stoke Goods. He continued to work for both British […]

Hartford Station work starts ….

Posted on July 9th, 2014, by The Chairman

Work to start to replace footbridge and improve platforms at Hartford station Here’s information we’ve just received through a Network Rail press release …. Work will begin this weekend to provide passengers with better platforms and a new footbridge at Hartford station. Network Rail will be removing the existing footbridge at the station on Saturday […]

Revised GM “Binliner” trains start running ….

Posted on March 10th, 2014, by The Chairman

Andrew Macfarlane writes …. “As you may have noticed, the GM bin trains have now started running to and from Runcorn Folly Lane en masse. Five bin trains (three empty and two loaded) ran via the Mid Cheshire line last Friday and one was booked to run last Saturday (a Folly Lane-Northenden passing Altrincham at […]

Hartford to Crewe – Sunday 22 December 2013 – Do you recognise them? ….

Posted on February 4th, 2014, by The Chairman

Here’s something different and thankfully, unusual. Around 10.15pm on the evening of Sunday 22 December 2013, there was an incident on a train between Hartford and Crewe. British Transport Police (BTP) are looking to see if anyone recognises those picked up on CCTV on the train, so they can help them with their enquiries. The […]

Local councils better than DfT at determining local train services? ….

Posted on September 20th, 2013, by The Chairman

There has been a lot of discussion about “Rail in the North”, the concept behind local councils getting together to specify train services in Northern England apart from longer distance and some other services. The Manchester Evening News covered this further a few weeks ago. Some think things being determined “locally” has to be better […]