Archive for the ‘Local Events’ Category

Have your say on the future of city centre transport ….

Posted on August 12th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. TfGM say …. Have your say on the future of city centre transport We want you to help us shape the future of transport in the city centre. Alongside Manchester City Council and Salford City Council, we’ve launched a ten week conversation to find out what you think of […]

Major security boost makes travel safer on Greater Manchester’s transport network ….

Posted on July 16th, 2017, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has announced a major investment in the safety of Greater Manchester’s public transport system. The TravelSafe Partnership (TSP), a multi-agency approach set up to tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) on the region’s bus and tram networks, is set to be bolstered by […]

Wirral loop line track renewal 3 January – 18 June 2017 ….

Posted on January 2nd, 2017, by The Chairman

Thanks to Michael Ross for spotting this Merseyrail press release …. For six weeks, Wirral line trains will start and terminate at Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. Rail replacement buses will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool stations. Rail Replacement Buses Merseyrail Travel Information • Trains on the New Brighton and West Kirby lines will run […]

Traveline North West finishes ….

Posted on September 5th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Anybody who has used the Traveline North West website for journey planning or searching for current and future timetables will be disappointed to hear that the website is now no longer available. All regions of the North West are now being re-directed to the main Traveline website, with the exception of […]

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 […]

Stockport Rail Show 2016

Posted on July 29th, 2016, by Vice Chairman

Our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant, will be at the Stockport Station Railshow on Sunday 31st July 2016 between 10am and 4pm ….

Halton Curve Scheme approved ….

Posted on April 22nd, 2016, by The Chairman

Last Friday, the Liverpool City Combined Authority approved the Halton Curve Scheme. Work is due to start on site in June 2017 and be completed by May 2018. More details are in the press release. Initially there will be an hourly service between Liverpool Lime Street and Chester. Hearty congratulations are particularly due to our […]

Northern and TransPennine Express franchises launched at Piccadilly today ….

Posted on April 1st, 2016, by The Chairman

Northern and TPE co-ordinated their launch events today, actually apparently organised by Rail North. Northern had a stand in the main concourse area demonstrating the new seating coming in the trains to be refurbished, and handing out goodies, and tea and coffee. The Press were very much in attendance. TPE’s area was on the concourse […]

Community Bus Partnerships? ….

Posted on March 13th, 2016, by The Chairman

Our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant was invited to attend a transport workshop on 8 March entitled ‘Local Authority Bus Services – An endangered species?’, supported by TravelWatch NorthWest. Sally says “Community rail is about people and the railway – encouraging people to use their local railway, take ownership and pride in their local station. […]

Deansgate station closed Friday and Saturday evenings until 19 December 2015 ….

Posted on November 24th, 2015, by The Chairman

Northern Rail has announced that, due to the volume of people expected to be travelling to the Christmas markets, Deansgate Railway Station will be closed from 6pm every Friday and Saturday until 19 December. Passengers are advised to use Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Salford Central instead. The nearby Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop will be […]