NCRUG reaches 20! ….

Posted on January 26th, 2010, by The Chairman

Our colleagues in NCRUG (North Cheshire Rail User Group, which covers Chester to Manchester via Helsby and Frodsham, also the Halton Curve to Runcorn and Liverpool, and Helsby to Ellesmere Port) are celebrating their 20th Anniversary in March. Their website is here.

Some of you may wish to join them on their Saturday 13 March Round Robin Tour of Cheshire being organised by John Hobbs – johnhobbs@aol.com He’ll be happy to hear from you if you’d like to join the party.

The likely itinerary is:-

Chester dep 08.52
Helsby dep 09.01
Frodsham dep 09.05
Warrington Bank Quay dep 09.22
Liverpool Lime Street arr 10.13
Pier Head dep 11.00.

(Cruise and U-boat £9).

Birkenhead Woodside arr 11.20.

U-Boat museum opens at 10.30
Shore Road pumping station opens at 12.00
Trams run from 13.00
Several cafés are available in the area.

Birkenhead Woodside dep 14.20
Pier Head arr 14.50
James Street dep 15.04
Liverpool Lime Street arr 15.10
Liverpool Lime Street dep 15.22.

At this point the main itinerary proceeds to Manchester but there is an option to cut short your
day by de-training at Warrington Central to catch the 16.26 from Warrington Bank Quay. For those intending to take this option then a Day Return to Liverpool from your originating station may offer the cheapest rail fare.

Manchester Piccadilly arr 16.09
Manchester Piccadilly dep 16.17
Chester via Mid Cheshire Line arr 17.45
Chester dep 17.51
Helsby arr 18.00
Frodsham arr 18.04
Runcorn East arr 18.10
Warrington Bank Quay arr 18.18.

Costs:- Cheshire Day Ranger £18.00
Cheshire Day Ranger (with concessions) £11.90
Mersey Ferry & U-Boat exhibition £ 9.00
Shore Road Pumping Station, Tram ride & Museum Free.

Congratulations from all of us in MCRUA to NCRUG on their achievement!

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  1. David Miller Says:

    I went to the NCRUG birthday party on Tuesday. It was very well attended.

    I can recommend a look at http://www.ncrug.chrisellams.co.uk/page22.html

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