Archive for March, 2011

2011 Music Train programme Rocks & Rolls ….

Posted on March 10th, 2011, by The Chairman

21 people joined our first music train of 2011 last night writes our CRO, Sally Buttifant. The Hotfoot Jazz Men had never played on the Mid Cheshire Line and were “impressed” by the ride quality of the pacer – we were impressed with how well they played as we rocked & rolled to quality Jazz […]

Inter City West Coast – New Franchise Consultation Meetings ….

Posted on March 9th, 2011, by The Chairman

I represented MCRUA at one of the ICWC repalcement franchise consultation meetings. Here are the notes from the meetings. InterCity WestCoast Consultation meetings – notes. For your interest ….

Knutsford High School – Youth Challenge Award ….

Posted on March 8th, 2011, by The Chairman

Friday 4th March – young people from Knutsford High School who have been involved with gardening & artwork at Knutsford Station received their Cheshire Best Kept Stations Youth Challenge award. There to congratulate them were Northern Rail, MCRUA and the Deputy and Lady Mayors of Knutsford along with our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant (who […]

Manchester – Transport and Economic Growth. A dissertation ….

Posted on March 8th, 2011, by The Chairman

Laura Jones, a final year student at the University of Chester, has completed her dissertation on “To investigate how public transport in Greater Manchester, specifically the rail and Metrolink systems, facilitate economic growth”. As part of her research she interviewed a number of individuals, including our Chairman, John Oates. We asked if she’d be happy […]

Music Trains Programme for 2011 announced ….

Posted on March 7th, 2011, by The Chairman

After our 2010 programme was so successful, our “Music Man” (Michael Ross) has organised an even bigger and more varied programme than last year. Put the dates in your diary now!

Merseytart visits Mid Cheshire again ….

Posted on March 6th, 2011, by The Chairman

We were pleased to read that Merseytart has been enjoying some rail trips out and about on “our patch”. Merseytart writes an interesting and amusing blog and has recently written about his further experiences in Mid Cheshire in January and February. We hope he’ll continue to experience the many attractions along our line. If he […]

Dig out those railtour memories! ….

Posted on March 5th, 2011, by The Chairman

We’re looking to update our railtour website with pictures from happy travellers all the way back to 1988. Both the Knutsford Guardian and the Northwich Guardian featured us in their issues this week. If you’ve pictures of great railtour memories, whether all the way back from 1988 or more recently, we’d be delighted to receive […]