Archive for December, 2013

Metrolink Update – December 2013 ….

Posted on December 22nd, 2013, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. Despite rumours suggesting the rest of the older T68 fleet would be withdrawn in one go at the end of Tuesday 17 December, six of the older T68 trams continue to be seen in use (1007/12/6/7/22/3) plus two of the later T68A trams 2001/3 which are to be retained into 2014 […]

Mid Cheshire feature in RAIL’s Christmas issue! ….

Posted on December 13th, 2013, by The Chairman

We were surprised to see this previewed in the current RAIL, 737, for publication in the Christmas edition, 738. We’d heard this was coming out early in the New Year. Should be a good read!

Chester Northgate to Manchester via Hale & Sale (new book) ….

Posted on December 11th, 2013, by The Chairman

We don’t normally promote publications, but here’s one just out that looks like a good one for over Christmas. It’s from Keith Mitchell and Keith Smith, and published by Middleton Press – there are more details on the Middleton Press website. Thanks to Andrew Macfarlane for spotting this. Mine’s already ordered for Christmas!

Manchester Christmas Markets 2013 – Trains struggle to cope ….

Posted on December 8th, 2013, by The Chairman

It’s that time of year again. Manchester’s Christmas Markets are a great attraction, but our transport infrastructure and that includes the road system, goes slow or just doesn’t cope. This year, there are even notices advising intending passengers that trains may be “heavily loaded”. Here’s Knutsford’s version. . Forewarning passengers that they may not get […]

Cross-border alliance formed for rail investment ….

Posted on December 3rd, 2013, by The Chairman

Good to see those with influence in North West England and North Wales getting together to look at overall transport strategy for the region. Here’s an article in today’s Insider North West. We wonder whether this will include the Mid Cheshire line, the possibility of extra trains from North Wales / Chester to Manchester using […]