Dave Roberts, Chairman of the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign writes …. “Work continues behind the scenes aimed at bring forward the re-opening of the Middlewich line to passengers and the building of a new station to serve Middlewich and the surrounding area. “Our MP Fiona Bruce is still working tirelessly on our behalf, and presented [...]
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The Knutsford Guardian is reporting that the Plans for the Middlewich Rail Link could see more trains passing through Knutsford following Fiona Bruce MP handing over a Petition signed by over 2,000 residents. Graham Evans MP for Weaver Vale attended the presentation of the Petition when Fiona Bruce said: I rise to present a petition from [...]
With the announcement that it is intended HS2 will call at Crewe, this considerably strengthens the case for reopening the Middlewich link. This would make it easier for those in places like Knutsford, Northwich and Middlewich to get to an HS2 station and to get there by public transport, the public transport alternative to Manchester [...]
Our colleagues in the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign have today issued an update. I’ve copied it in below. There’s still lots of activity taking place around getting what would probably be a “no brainer” in London & the South East or Scotland to happen. ************************************************************************** The Middlewich Rail Link Campaign is continuing its efforts to [...]
Yesterday UK Railtours ran a Basigstoke to Buxton via Middlewich special, returning via Chesterfield. Courtesy of Dave Roberts and Neil Cunliffe, here’s class 66 66213 leading the train’s 13 coaches through Middlewich with class 66 66153 on the rear. There more pictures on The Middlewich Line website.
Our colleagues working on the campaign for the reopening of the line through Middlewich to regular passenger services have recently upgraded their website. We believe that reopening this line including the station at Middlewich will bring strong economic benefits to Mid Cheshire. It will be good for Middlewich (pop. 13,000 in 2001 and growing), making [...]
It’s over 50 years since the “Middlewich Dodger” finished running. Our friends running the Middlewich Diary have just published an entry with pictures of the Push-Pull Farewell tour run in 1966. How long until we get passenger trains back to Middlewich, the largest town in Cheshire without a railway station?
Thanks to our friends on the Middlewich branch for providing this. Middlewich Diary – New Radio Mast on the Middlewich Branch
There were lots of Voyagers thundering through Cuddington last Sunday. We checked the NRES web site and it looks as though Virgin will be diverting via Middlewich every Sunday until 13 February. The timetable gives them an hour from Chester to Crewe. Arriva are running buses, presumably because there is insufficient capacity on the single [...]
An article on Tram/Train appeared in our Summer 2009 “Rail Report”. In brief “tram/train” is a concept where the “trains” involved can run on both conventional (heavy rail) railway lines as well as on tramway systems with their lighter rail and tighter curves. The best example of this is Karlsruhe in Germany, where this has [...]