Archive for July, 2012

Tram-train on the Mid Cheshire line – a proposal

Posted on July 26th, 2012, by The Chairman

John Oates and Mike Ross have put together a proposal for tram-train on the Mid Cheshire line. We thought it would be good to publish this following our recent post about bi-mode tram-trains in Kassel. Tram Train Proposal This is now being considered by members of the Community Rail Partnership as well as MCRUA. Could […]

Tram-trains in Kassel by John Murray ….

Posted on July 23rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Based on a visit made on 16 July 2012. The Department for Transport recently announced a trial of tram-train technology in Sheffield. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is closely following the trial with a view to introducing tram-trains on the Mid-Cheshire railway line between Manchester, Northwich and Chester. The proposal is that tram-trains operate on […]

Mid Cheshire line Scholar Season Tickets launched for 2012/2013 ….

Posted on July 15th, 2012, by The Chairman

The Mid Cheshire line Scholar Season Tickets scheme has just been relaunched for the 2012/2013 year starting in September. With assistance from Knutsford High School, Northern started the scheme for their scholars a couple of years ago. It was highly successful – for example, season ticket sales between the South Trafford stations of Navigation Road, […]

Parliamentary Train & Frodsham station event ….

Posted on July 13th, 2012, by The Chairman

Details provided by Cedric Green, Secretary of our friends, the North Chershire Rail Users Group (NCRUG) …. We are pleased to confirm that the above event will take place on Saturday 21 July 2012. It will follow the same format as the previous two years except that there is the opportunity, for those who wish, […]

Unilever soap it up in the Cheshire Countryside! ….

Posted on July 13th, 2012, by The Chairman

Sally writes: 45 ex Unilever staff enjoyed their own special day out yesterday on the Mid Cheshire line music train. The group enjoy regular days out and decided that a music train through the pretty Cheshire countryside with lunch at The Greyhound, Ashley serenaded by local group Nelson Peach would be a different experience. Many […]

Music Train FULL!! ….

Posted on July 10th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our Altrincham/Knutsford to Jazz in Chester evening Music Train on Wednesday 18 July is now FULLY BOOKED. Please do not come along unless you have a ticket pre-booked with Alexander’s. This is our first Music Train in the Chester direction that has been fully booked. Alexanders have now taken 46 bookings for that evening’s Music […]

Looking for a new home – 1 Victorian footbridge (used) ….

Posted on July 8th, 2012, by The Chairman

We hear Network Rail are commencing the planning for the process of removing the footbridge at Altrincham. They’re looking for a new home for it. Here’s a picture of it from documents provided …. And here’s part of a TfGM document with some more details …. Altrincham Footbridge If you know of someone / somewhere […]

Summer Music on the Mid Cheshire line ….

Posted on July 3rd, 2012, by The Chairman

Michael Ross writes …. Last Wednesday we had an enjoyable day out with fine music from the Jaywalkers on the lunchtime train and at The Greyhound pub in Ashley. We had an extra audience on the train from train travellers to other destinations (five of them moved from the other carriage to listen to the […]