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

  • MCRUA AGM

    27th June 2017

    The 2017 AGM of Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association will take place at Plumley Village Hall ..

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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

    8th July 2017 - 10th July 2017

    The RMT have announced three days of industrial action starting Saturday 8th July 2017 which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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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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  • KNUTSFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

    23rd June 2017 - 25th June 2017

    A festival with 40 acts, performing in 20 venues across the weekend from folk and acoustic to rock, blues and classical ....

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  • JULY 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

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

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  • AUGUST 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during August 2017 ....

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RMT STRIKE ACTION

28th April 2017

The announcement by the RMT Union regarding confirmation of strike action on Friday 28th April 2017 means there will be revised workings of services on the Mid Cheshire Line and beyond.

Trains will operate between Chester and Altrincham only but there will be a replacement bus service between Altrincham and Stockport

Click here for the latest information from Northern on the industrial action

Click here for details of the rail services on the Mid Cheshire Line on 28th April 2017

Click here for details of this replacement bus servce between Altrincham and Stockport

Note Northern tickets will NOT be accepted on Manchester Metrolink services unless booked through to Metrolink stations.

Apart from monthly season tickets, Northern tickets will not be valid on Metrolink unless they are under normal circumstances.

If you are considering using the Manchester Metrolink from Altrincham, through tickets can be purchased from any National Rail station to any Metrolink station (the fares can be found on www.brfares.com ).

The Manchester Wayfarer ticket, which covers rail and Metrolink, is a good option if you are travelling from Northwich and stations towards Manchester, particularly the Over 60s version for £6. The adult version is £12.

The first train to depart Chester is 0635 and the last train 1659.

The first train to depart Altrincham is 0748 and the last train 1814.

Northern have provided these useful guidelines:
   - For up to date travel information please check your journery at www.northernrailway.co.uk  
   - Alternatively, real time travel information can be obtained
     from http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search  
   - Check before travelling via the above websites is the overriding message
   - Check out other modes of transport to your workplace, such as buses / trams / park & ride
   - Consider employee car sharing and car park facilities in your local area

Remember Northern services will be limited on 28th April due to RMT Union strike action with a revised timetable in place

Trains will be busier, with reduced services.

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