Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association

Your voice for the Manchester to Chester, Crewe to Liverpool and potentially Northwich to Crewe via Middlewich railway lines

Latest News & Events

  • TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS CLUB 55 OFFER

    18th September 2017 - 19th November 2017

    The Transpennine Club 55 offer is back until 19th November 2017 ....

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  • FLYING SCOTSMAN

    30th November 2017

    A unique evening at the Crewe Lyceum Theatre ....

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  • OCTOBER 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work affecting the Mid Cheshire Line during October 2017 ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    Announcing our tenth year of Music Trains on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE CRP REPORT 2016

    20th April 2017

    The Mid Cheshire CRP has published its Annual Report for 2016 ....

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  • CHESHIRE BEST KEPT STATIONS

    10th January 2017

    Chester and Delamere are two of Cheshire’s Best Kept Stations ....

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175 YEARS OF CHESHIRE RAIL

Enjoy our 12 page booklet "Celebrating 175 Years of Railways across Cheshire" ....

In 2015 Cheshire celebrated two key rail anniversaries:

  • Chester to Birkenhead railway line which opened on 23rd September 1840
  • Crewe to Chester railway line which opened on 1st October 1840

To celebrate these 175th anniversaries interested local residents and organisations came together and arranged various events including a procession which made its way up City Road from the station, to Grosvenor Park before arriving at St. John’s Church for a short service to commemorate the 175 years of rail transport to and from Chester and to give thanks for the railway and the people who worked on it and those still work in the industry.

Chester History and Heritage in St Michaels Church, Bridge Street also had exhibitions celebrating the railways including ‘All Aboard!’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore’ and ‘A Strangers Guide’.  History and Heritage also showed the classic film The Ghost Train.

Chester Station hosted a 175 Years celebration day on Wednesday 23 September exactly 175 years after the Chester to Birkenhead line was opened. There were stalls and a history walk from the station during the day.

And as a further commemoration ... postcards, coasters and a commemorative booklet were produced – supplies still available – email railofficer@midcheshirerail.org.uk

Click here to view and download our booklet "Celebrating 175 Years of Railways across Cheshire"

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