Metrolink Eccles line closure Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 ….

Posted on July 20th, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson has picked up from the TfGM website …. The Eccles line will close for 13 days after the last service on Friday 27 July. This means that there will be no tram services running between Cornbrook and Eccles from Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 August 2018 (inclusive), while services from Ashton-under-Lyne will […]

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 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 […]

News of Metrolink works at Altrincham 24 – 25 February 2018 ….

Posted on February 16th, 2018, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. There will be no trams from Altrincham to Timperley after 2330 Saturday night and all day Sunday. A bus replacement service will be in operation as follows: Saturday from 2330 – Altrincham to Timperley Sunday all day – Altrincham to Timperley To view a map of the bus stop […]

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 […]

With combined delays of 14-years, why are Greater Manchester’s rail upgrade projects now so off-track? ….

Posted on January 23rd, 2018, by The Chairman

A well-researched article from the Manchester Evening News spotted by Paul Wilkinson – With combined delays of 14-years, why are Greater Manchester’s rail upgrade projects now so off-track?

Further Details of Metrolink service changes from 28 January ….

Posted on January 14th, 2018, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Further Details are emerging of the changes to Metrolink services from 28 January: • earlier trams from Altrincham and directs to Bury Mon to Sat; and later trams on Su and BH from city to Altrincham • Bury trams from Platform 2 at Altrincham, Piccadilly trams from Platform 1. First tram […]

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 […]

Winter 2017/18 “Rail Report” postponed to January ….

Posted on December 17th, 2017, by The Chairman

We know some of you are wondering when our Winter Rail Report is going to arrive as it’s timed for despatch with the new Mid Cheshire LIne Winter timetable leaflet which started on 10 December. We were expecting to hear the confirmation of the May 2018 “Two Trains an Hour” timetable by mid-November and were […]