Archive for December, 2010

Daytime Merseyrail goes ¼-hourly ….

Posted on December 5th, 2010, by The Chairman

The long-suggested Merseyrail Chester ¼-hourly service starts from the December timetable change. We understand the Chester service is Merseyrail’s busiest route, but also its most unreliable route. The unreliability stems from the 4 minute turnrounds at Chester. It’s mainly a Chester to Chester service round the Liverpool Loop. Thus any late running tends not to […]

Five year wait for new carriages ….

Posted on December 4th, 2010, by The Chairman

Here’s an article from our friends at the Knutsford Guardian discussing the Government’s plans for new carriages and how it might affect our Mid Cheshire line – click here. MCRUA gets a good mention, too 🙂

Small Groups of 3 to 9 ….

Posted on December 2nd, 2010, by The Chairman

We’ve had a number of people travelling on our line recently on “Small Groups” tickets. I didn’t know what these were, and it seems neither did our conductors. On investigation, it turns out these tickets are only valid on services where Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) sets the fare; they provide a 25% discount for groups […]

Online Booking Office now open ….

Posted on December 1st, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The Online Booking Office is now open for the North Eastern Express excursion, on Saturday 7th May 2010, to Darlington, Durham and Newcastle with an optional trip to the Beamish Living Museum of the North.