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

  • TEMPORARY COVID TIMETABLE

    18th January 2021

    Northern have introduced a Temporary Covid Timetable from Monday 18th January 2021 ....

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  • LATE FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during late February and March 2021 ....

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  • EDUCATIONAL SEASON TICKETS

    1st December 2020

    Educational Season Tickets are now available for participating schools on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • NEW COMMUNITY RAIL OFFICER

    23rd November 2020

    The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has a new Community Rail Officer ....

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  • CHESHIRE BEST KEPT STATIONS

    24th November 2020

    Three stations have won awards on the Mid Cheshire Line and there was a win for Winsford on the Crewe to Liverpool Line ....

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  • TRAIN SERVICE

    23rd March 2020

    From week commencing 23 March, Northern Trains, in line with the rest of the industry, is introducing a temporary timetable ....

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About MCRUA

MCRUA was formed in 1987 to support users of the Manchester-Stockport-Altrincham-Knutsford-Northwich-Chester Railway Line; usually known as The Mid Cheshire Line. The Association has now grown to more than 500 members. As well as individual membership, it is pleased to have the support of a number of corporate organisations.

MCRUA produces a newsletter, the Mid Cheshire Rail Report, usually three times a year to keep its members informed of MCRUA activities, events on the Mid Cheshire lines and other railway related information. In addition MCRUA maintains this website which gives it a public face and provides up-to-the-minute news.

Train services on the Mid Cheshire Line are operated by Northern. MCRUA holds regular meetings with Northern through its Quality Improvement Team to examine Mid Cheshire Line users travel problems and to improve services.

Whilst the primary reason for MCRUA's existence was the Mid Cheshire Line, it now also represents users on the Crewe to Liverpool line.

It is also strongly supportive of the efforts of the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign to reopen a station at Middlewich and a new station at Gadbrook Park and provide a passenger train service through to Manchester and Crewe. Further details can be found on our Projects Page.