Archive for January, 2012

Rail in the North – Business Conference 15 February 2012 ….

Posted on January 26th, 2012, by The Chairman

Rail in the North – Poster Invitation Looks interesting and it’s free to attend. It’s good to see so much focus going into developing transport systems in England elsewhere than just in London & the South East. See you there if you can make it!

Ugly buses ….

Posted on January 21st, 2012, by The Chairman

Many of you will have seen our post about the replacement of the free bus link between Chester Station and the city with one where customers have to pay or use their English National Concessionary Bus Pass where they have one and it’s valid. We were very sorry about this, as were many others, but […]

Unit failures seem to be rising ….

Posted on January 20th, 2012, by The Chairman

Those of you following the train service performance post and comments will be aware that over the last 9 months the main factors leading to poorer performance are infrastructure failures, shortage of traincrew, especially Piccadilly drivers, and continuing unit failures. In the last week, I’ve been on four trains where the unit has failed in […]

Three Awards and we get Government backing ….

Posted on January 20th, 2012, by The Chairman

The Mid Cheshire Line that runs from Chester to Manchester via Northwich has won three awards in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition and has on Wednesday also received government backing as a Community Rail Service. This will mean people in mid Cheshire will have a bigger say on their train service and access to […]