Archive for June, 2013

Midsummer Music Train 2013 ….

Posted on June 30th, 2013, by The Chairman

Mike Ross writes …. Last Wednesday night we had a full carriage for this year’s Midsummer Music Train. We had fine weather and clear skies as we rolled through the countryside. Nelson Peach gave a virtuoso performance as they played and sang a wide range of folk and pop songs. Highlights were ‘McIntyre’ and a […]

Hooton-Helsby line – celebrating 150 years on Saturday 6 July ….

Posted on June 25th, 2013, by The Chairman

The railway between Hooton and Helsby is 150 years old on 1 July 2013. To celebrate 150 years of rail Merseyrail, Northern Rail, Arriva Trains Wales together with Cheshire West & Chester Council, volunteers from Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Helsby and Frodsham stations (North Cheshire Rail Users Group) are organising a special train. More details […]

New Northern Rail MD ….

Posted on June 25th, 2013, by The Chairman

We hear the following …. ******************************************************* Following the announcement in late March that Ian Bevan had decided to step down from his role as MD of Northern Rail, Abellio and Serco have appointed Alex Hynes as MD for Northern, commencing in September 2013. Alex’s early career as a senior consultant for Halcrow Fox saw him […]

Chester Station – refreshed. Now it’s time for TLC ….

Posted on June 23rd, 2013, by The Chairman

Chester station is looking so much better after its multi £m refresh, but following a recent visit I made seems to be needing some good old Tender, Loving Care (TLC). Here’s some pictures I took a couple of weeks ago …. From the superbly-rebuilt footbridge looking east down towards platform 4 and 7. Zoom into […]

Metrolink Update – June 2013 ….

Posted on June 9th, 2013, by The Chairman

Member Paul Wilkinson writes: – “The closure of the Mosley Street stop after the last tram on Friday 17 May has seen an improvement in the number of double trams operating on direct Altrincham – Bury services. Metrolink have replaced most of the older double T68 trams with the more modern M5000 yellow trams. These […]