Archive for August, 2010

A Great Repertoire ….

Posted on August 27th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The August Mid Cheshire Line Music Train was a great success with accolades all round from those that came along. We even had enthusiasts from Eastham Rake join us for the evening! Acoustak, the Chester-based trio, were our guest band and their repertoire ranged from country, folk and pop through to bluegrass and old time. It […]

Free Town Shuttle Bus from Northwich Station ….

Posted on August 24th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

Northwich now has a FREE shuttle bus service connecting Northwich Rail Station with the Bus Station and town centre. The new service runs for a six week pilot phase from 20 September and is one of the first projects to be initiated by the new regeneration partnership for Northwich – ‘REGENERATE NORTHWICH’. The service, affectionately […]

Altrincham Big Tidy Up ….

Posted on August 19th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

There will be another Big Tidy up in Altrincham on Sunday August 29th, when volunteers will be cleaning up the town – including Altrincham Interchange. Last time they had a tidy up they collected 91 bags of rubbish! So if you are local to Altrincham and want to join in the community spirit, you can […]

Metro out of action….

Posted on August 16th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

A double tram has brought down the wires just south of Timperley station at 07.30 this morning (Monday 16th August). The line is expected to remain closed until some time on Thursday (19th August). Replacement buses are running from Altrincham bus station (stand M) calling at all stations to Trafford Bar.  Trams are running from Old Trafford to […]

Tornado departs South Parkway, Runcorn and Crewe ….

Posted on August 12th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The Merseyside Tornado, hauled by A1 Pacific Tornado, will be the first steam excursion to depart Liverpool South Parkway. The excursion to London in early October will also pick up at Runcorn and Crewe thus providing a unique opportunity for Mid Cheshire Rail Users. The service has a high percentage of standard class seats along […]

Hale Station Burglary….

Posted on August 9th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

British Transport Police are reporting six burglaries or attempted burglaries in the Manchester Area in the last couple of months – of which one is Hale on the Mid Cheshire Line. For those that work hard on the line, it is both sad and annoying that a group of burglars then force down the doors of the […]

Go Ape at Delamere by Train ….

Posted on August 5th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

With the kids off school at the moment – here is an opportunity to play Tarzan. If you travel by train to Delamere Railway Station, you can take them to Go Ape and get a 20% discount off their prices. This offer is valid Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.  You must quote Code CCR020 when booking […]

Well done to the Greenbank Team ….

Posted on August 1st, 2010, by Vice Chairman

Well done to the Greenbank Big Tidy up Team! A number of people have enquired what was going on at Greenbank Railway Station last Thursday, 29th July 2010, when over a dozen people were seen with big green bags tidying up the station. It was a Big Tidy Up Day, which Sally Buttifant, the Mid Cheshire Community […]