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

  • 2019 MID CHESHIRE LINE CALENDAR

    27th October 2018

    Our superb 2019 Mid Cheshire Line Calendar featuring the iconic posters designed by Nicky Thompson is now available .....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    11th December 2018

    Mid Cheshire Line passengers flushed with delight at scrapped toilet charge .....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    3rd December 2018

    Call for action on 'virtually useless' Saturday rail service ....

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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

    The RMT have announced further days of industrial action which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • JANUARY 2019 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    7th January 2019 - 10th January 2019

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during January 2019 ....

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  • COMPENSATION WILL BE EXTENDED

    25th September 2018

    Northern will be introducing an additional compensation scheme for those who do not have a season ticket ....

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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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