Archive for February, 2011

Mid Cheshire line features in Cheshire Short Breaks Guide ….

Posted on February 27th, 2011, by The Chairman

Visit Chester & Cheshire produce an annual Short Breaks Guide, very appropriate with the increased popularity of stay at home holidays, rather horribly named “staycations” in the trade. The Mid Cheshire line features on page 26 of this beautifully produced guide, as do our series of Music Trains. Take a look here and enter page […]

Acton Bridge, Hartford & Winsford users meeting ….

Posted on February 22nd, 2011, by The Chairman

We’re aware that MCRUA tends to have more activities for the Mid Cheshire Line than the line through Acton Bridge, Hartford & Winsford. We’re inviting members living in areas local to the stations to a meeting on Tuesday 1 March from 1900hrs onwards in The Coachman, opposite Hartford Station. Our intention is to form a […]

Northwich Rail Walk on YouTube! ….

Posted on February 21st, 2011, by The Chairman

An exciting new initiative is our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant, developing walks from railway stations as a further attraction to the line. I’ve recently tested the proposed walk with Mobberley station as a start and end – it works well and is great for fresh air, countryside, our very historic church, two pubs and […]

Mid Cheshire Fare Reductions of up to 20%! ….

Posted on February 13th, 2011, by The Chairman

We all heard about the January train fare rises averaging over 6%. Many fares on the Mid Cheshire line have gone up, BUT …. …. some have reduced. Here are some examples – Altrincham to Chester Anytime Return – 2010 £12.20, 2011 £11.60 (reduction 2.5%) Off Peak Return – 2010 £11.70, 2011 £9.80 (reduction 16.2%) […]

North Eastern Express – and the winner is ….

Posted on February 13th, 2011, by The Chairman

We’ve had lots of entries for our draw for a copy of Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys. And the winner is …. Peter from Knutsford. Congratulations, Peter! Peter says: “That’s great news – I can’t believe it. I’ve watched the series, it’s been excellent and thought I must get around to buying the book […]

Vernon Barker to speak in Manchester ….

Posted on February 3rd, 2011, by The Chairman

Vernon Barker, Managing Director of TransPennine Express is to give the keynote address at the Institution of Railway Operators Meeting on Thursday 10 February at Network Rail’s Square One in Manchester. For details click on – IRO NW Flyer Poster – Keynote Feb 2011 – Final If you wish to attend, please email Colin Nutton […]