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

  • ARRIVA TRAINS WALES CLUB 55

    7th January 2018 - 3rd March 2018

    Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 is back ....

    Read More

  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    The Music Train season for 2017 has finished but here is a review of our successful season .....

    Read More

  • JANUARY 2018 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during January 2018 ....

    Read More

  • FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during February 2018 and early March ....

    Read More

  • MARCH 2018 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during March 2018 ....

    Read More

  • MID CHESHIRE CRP REPORT 2016

    20th April 2017

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

    Read More

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"

Back