Archive for November, 2012

Security at our stations ….

Posted on November 29th, 2012, by The Chairman

Sally writes …. With short days and dark, miserable evenings it seems timely to remind people that the Mid Cheshire line is regularly patrolled by British Transport Police who rely as well on passengers letting them know if there are any issues on trains or at stations. If you witness any anti-social behaviour, any vandalism […]

0717 Manchester to Chester – Mid Cheshire’s busiest train ….

Posted on November 27th, 2012, by The Chairman

The busiest (most crowded) train on the Mid Cheshire line is the 0717 from Piccadilly to Chester. The most crowded section is into Knutsford, and then later on into Greenbank. We know from the passenger counts that our volunteers are carrying out that it loads to around 260 into Knutsford, where around 190-200 get off […]

Middlewich Update ….

Posted on November 25th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our colleagues in the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign have today issued an update. I’ve copied it in below. There’s still lots of activity taking place around getting what would probably be a “no brainer” in London & the South East or Scotland to happen. ************************************************************************** The Middlewich Rail Link Campaign is continuing its efforts to […]

General Knowledge, Train & Christmas Fun Quiz ….

Posted on November 20th, 2012, by The Chairman

The Date! – Tuesday 4th December 2012 The Time! – 8pm The Place! – The recently refurbished, railway-themed Station Hotel, Altrincham General Knowledge, Train & Christmas Fun Quiz Come along and join us if you can!

Passengers travelling without paying ….

Posted on November 19th, 2012, by The Chairman

Sally and I were recently invited to a Passenger Focus (PF) networking event. There were around 50 people there, people from the rail industry, from local government and user representatives, as well as senior PF personnel. I found it a useful event. There was a brief presentation from the Chairman. He mentioned one of the […]

Altrincham Interchange Update ….

Posted on November 16th, 2012, by The Chairman

Andrew Macfarlane writes …. The detailed design has now been completed for the Interchange and Transport for Greater Manchester (formerly known as GMPTE) is in the process of discharging its pre-commencement planning conditions together with its rail approvals for the scheme. TfGM is in the final stages of identifying a contractor for the £19 million […]

Mid Cheshire Minor Timetable Changes from 9 December 2012 ….

Posted on November 14th, 2012, by The Chairman

As well as the return to the normal “non-leaf fall” timetable from 9 December, we’re delighted to see two changes we have lobbied for (and one we haven’t!) The new timetables for Northern Rail and Arriva Trains Wales, commencing 9 December, are now on their web sites.. As usual, Mid Cheshire line services revert to […]