Archive for September, 2012

Robbery at Hartford Railway Station….

Posted on September 23rd, 2012, by Vice Chairman

Although this is a very unusual event, especially in the Mid Cheshire area, British Transport Police are appealing for help with a robbery at Hartford Railway Station on the Crewe to Liverpool line ….

London Midland passengers “benefit” by reduction in ticket office hours! ….

Posted on September 20th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our Committee Member, Harry Boardman writes …. The Department for Transport(DfT) are at it again. Their press release “Passenger benefits secured through ticket office decision” is about the London Midland proposal for the reduction in ticket office hours. For Acton Bridge, Hartford and Winsford it is not good news and it is difficult to see […]

Rodeo time on the Mid Cheshire line ….

Posted on September 18th, 2012, by The Chairman

Thanks again to The Goat Roper Rodeo Band for stepping in at short notice to play for us on last Wednesday’s Music Train. after also helping us out last May. Exhilarating vocals and stylish acoustic instrumentals set Jim, Sam and Tom apart from the crowd. Their American folk, blues and country influenced music is an […]

TfGM consider Tram-Train for Mid Cheshire line ….

Posted on September 16th, 2012, by The Chairman

Here’s a Report TfGM put together for its Capital Projects & Policy Sub-committee on 21 September 2012 – Item_10_Medium_Term_Rail_Development_-_FINAL1 Note the references to the development of services along the Mid Cheshire line in section 9. The report referred to in 9.3 is the one Michael Ross and I put together. The process towards developing medium […]

Ring Go parking at Wilmslow and other stations in the area ….

Posted on September 13th, 2012, by The Chairman

Here’s a story that’s come our way …. **************************************************************************************** “The long stay parking at Wilmslow Station is now controlled by Ring Go who sell you parking either via your mobile or by the internet; you cannot ‘pay and display’ from a machine on site. You set an account up and every time you park you […]

Knutsford’s smartened up! ….

Posted on September 5th, 2012, by The Chairman

Booking office refloored …. …. and some new cycle racks funded by Cheshire East Council and installed by Northern …. Very posh! Well done, Cheshire East and Northern! ****************************************************** Pictures added on 14 October of the new signage, part of the CRP’s partnership working with Tatton Park and Cheshire East Council, and a further picture […]

Heritage Weekend: Chester Station ….

Posted on September 4th, 2012, by The Chairman

As part of this year’s national Heritage Weekend, Chester station is playing its part: ‘Guided tours and updates on this historic station, where the foundation stone was laid on 1st August 1847.’ For more details, see Charlie Hulme’s excellent “NORTH WALES COAST RAILWAY:NOTICE BOARD – 3 September 2012“.

Northwich becomes “inaccessible”. It’s official! ….

Posted on September 3rd, 2012, by The Chairman

The “trial” of fencing off the foot crossing between the island platform and the Manchester-bound platform has been deemed to be a success. We’re not clear about how this “deeming” works. Perhaps someone can enlighten us! For a town the size of Northwich to now have a station where those who cannot manage the footbridge […]