Archive for the ‘Mid Cheshire Line’ Category

Saturday Strike Days – Bus Timetable Changed ….

Posted on November 28th, 2018, by The Chairman

From Saturday 1 December the bus times are significantly different than those previously. Most will know the Mid Cheshire Line has had no train service on Saturdays since 25 August 2018 despite it being the busiest day for leisure travel. Previously on Strike Saturdays the normal 36 trains were replaced by 18 trains just running […]

Engineering Work Timperley-Altrincham-Northwich Sat 30 June & Sun 1 July

Posted on June 22nd, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson has provided us with this information: ********************************************************** Metrolink There will be no tram service between Altrincham and Timperley on Sunday 1st July due to Network Rail engineering work. Due to Network Rail engineering works in the Altrincham area trams will be replaced by buses between Altrincham and Timperley from 11:45pm on Saturday 30 […]

“Marvellous Days Out” Mugs launched ….

Posted on April 2nd, 2018, by The Chairman

Our CRP’s “Marvellous Days Out” initiative www.marvellousdaysout.org.uk launched last August at Lion Salt Works by Pete Waterman has been a great success, far better than we’d anticipated. The booklets and many of the posters have had to be reprinted, with orders for the posters received from as far away as the USA and Australia. The […]

“Amazing Women by Rail” initiative launched ….

Posted on April 1st, 2018, by The Chairman

Launched last week, the “Amazing Women by Rail’ initiative encourages people to explore history and new attractions by rail on the Mid Cheshire Line and the lines running through the Calder Valley. Part of the Marvellous Days Out series, the booklet highlights the extraordinary lives of women – including Knutsford’s Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley […]

South of Manchester Rail Study Stakeholder Meeting ….

Posted on February 4th, 2018, by The Chairman

TfGM are in the process of carrying out a number of rail studies, the one for South of Manchester also being supported by Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester Council. The well known rail consultants, Steer Davies & Gleeve are working with them on the projext. Stakeholders were invited to a meeting in Stockport […]

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 […]

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 […]

MCRUA meets Rail Minister! ….

Posted on September 5th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our new Tatton MP, Esther McVey arranged for Rail Minister, Paul Maynard to meet with MCRUA and others last Thursday morning. The meeting lasted for over an hour. The main topics covered were the Mid Cheshire Rail Link and the Airport Western Link. Those attending the meeting with Paul and his assistant from the DfT […]

Cheshire Best Kept Station Awards 2016 – Mid Cheshire wins three! ….

Posted on January 15th, 2017, by The Chairman

Sixteen stations in the former county of Cheshire scooped awards at the 14th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 10 January 2017, and attended by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester, the Mayors of Cheshire East, Halton, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and six […]

Have you seen our new tickets? BIG!! ….

Posted on December 30th, 2016, by The Chairman

For those who haven’t seen them yet …. …. they’re there on the counter below Cheryl at a very festive Knutsford station. It seems the credit card sized tickets from the AVantix portable machines are being replaced. Above are 4 of the new style SINGLES from Knutsford to Mobberley bought from a conductor. If they […]