Archive for June, 2012

2012’s coming AGM ….

Posted on June 28th, 2012, by The Chairman

Last year we had an attendance of 25 at our AGM which was followed by questions from the floor and then an excellent and informative presentation from Sally of all the progress along the Mid Cheshire line that she had been involved with over the previous 12 months. The location works well and so does […]

Nelson Peach ride again! ….

Posted on June 15th, 2012, by The Chairman

Last Wednesday evening was a classic music train – with good music, a good atmosphere in the pub and a twilight ride home through the Cheshire countryside after the rain had stopped. The augmented Nelson Peach (four instead of three) gave us a great range of music, lively jigs on the way out, fine singing […]

Northern Conductors day out on Mid Cheshire ….

Posted on June 13th, 2012, by The Chairman

We know the Chester traincrew miss the Mid Cheshire (though not the 142s!) following their transfer to Arriva Trains Wales. And we’ve always thought that Northern’s conductors like the Mid Cheshire line. Here’s proof! Eight Piccadilly conductors and a trainee driver at The Railway Inn, Mobberley having a day out on the Mid Cheshire on […]

Train Running Performance returning to previous highs ….

Posted on June 10th, 2012, by The Chairman

MCRUA has been working with TOCs since January 2000 helping to monitor and improve train running performance along the Mid Cheshire line. 1 April marks the beginning of a new (Railway) year and performance is starting to (hopefully) return to its previous highs, so we’ve decided to create a new post. For those interested in […]

Manchester Evening News Public Transport Survey ….

Posted on June 9th, 2012, by The Chairman

The MEN is running a public transport survey. It takes around 5 minutes to complete. If we find out what they do with the information gleaned, we’ll post it here.

Lots of support at Cuddington ….

Posted on June 8th, 2012, by The Chairman

Sally and David write …. On 23 May there was a combination of support for Cuddington’s local railway. Nine people joined an already busy music train to Plumley, whilst the 1st Cuddington and Sandiway Scout Group were busy collecting litter from around the station. You can see only a few of the Scouts here. The […]

George Osborne launches Mid Cheshire line Group Trip Planner ….

Posted on June 5th, 2012, by The Chairman

On 25 May 2012 George Osborne officially launched the new group travel brochure at one of the attractions featured in the guide – the Knutsford Heritage Centre. George met representatives from the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership, Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association, Northern Rail and the Heritage Centre. David Miller represented MCRUA with Sally as […]

Tourist Information’s back at Chester Station ….

Posted on June 3rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Remember a few years ago when the Tourist Information Office at Chester Station was closed, replaced by a few leaflet racks. We were astonished. It’s back, courtesy of Visit Chester & Cheshire! Here’s a couple of pictures taken on 31 May …. They’ve nothing to play on the video screen yet, so Sally’s organising the […]