Booking clerk, Chris at Knutsford Station is 50 today! Many congratulations from us, as well as from the rest of the team at Knutsford – Ronnie, Cheryl and Roy, as well as “the boss”, our Line Manager, Chris Ingham.
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On Wednesday 27th March, over 50 guests joined the High Sheriff of Cheshire, the Mayor of Northwich and local MP Graham Evans in celebrating 150 Years of Rail Travel at Northwich Railway Station. This was to mark the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Company extending their railway from Knutsford to Northwich in 1863 – 150 years [...]
Finishing Chester Station does seem to be taking ages, though it should look very good once it’s done. The work on the footbridge is still “grinding on” despite the signs originally stating it would be completed before Christmas (2012). George Jones (of the Llangollen Railway and Shrewsbury-Chester Rail Users fame) has provided us with a [...]
Sally, the Community Rail Officer and one of our MCRUA members attended 170 years celebrations at Stockport Station which originally opened on 15th Feb 1843 – shortly after the viaduct was finished. A member of the Virgin Trains Station Staff – Niki Abnett (in the photo below) – decided to research the history and put up [...]
Andrew Macfarlane writes: We had a presentation from TfGM at Monday night’s Friends of Altrincham Interchange meeting about the current state of play with the Interchange scheme. To summarise: All necessary approvals are now in place for the scheme to commence onsite including Planning Approval, Network Rail Form 1 to 4 Design Approvals, Landlord’s Consent [...]
Tony & Lynda recently acquired a new railway picture to add to their collection on the pub walls. But what is it of and where was it taken? The first correct answer (verified somehow!) gets a free pint from me in The Railway. Dunham Big Tree, Black Sheep, guest ale or some of that fizzy [...]
Sally writes …. For the last two years the staff at Delamere Forest have kindly donated a real Christmas tree for the ticket office and the CRP has held a Christmas event to decorate the tree. Unfortunately this year Delamere were unable to donate a tree and it seemed like Christmas was cancelled for passengers [...]
Andrew Macfarlane writes …. The detailed design has now been completed for the Interchange and Transport for Greater Manchester (formerly known as GMPTE) is in the process of discharging its pre-commencement planning conditions together with its rail approvals for the scheme. TfGM is in the final stages of identifying a contractor for the £19 million [...]
Booking office refloored …. …. and some new cycle racks funded by Cheshire East Council and installed by Northern …. Very posh! Well done, Cheshire East and Northern! ****************************************************** Pictures added on 14 October of the new signage, part of the CRP’s partnership working with Tatton Park and Cheshire East Council, and a further picture [...]
As part of this year’s national Heritage Weekend, Chester station is playing its part: ‘Guided tours and updates on this historic station, where the foundation stone was laid on 1st August 1847.’ For more details, see Charlie Hulme’s excellent “NORTH WALES COAST RAILWAY:NOTICE BOARD – 3 September 2012“.