Archive for February, 2014

Mid Cheshire line – service improvement proposals ….

Posted on February 19th, 2014, by The Chairman

It is an exciting time for rail in the North West. The next few years will see substantial changes on the rail network through electrification and the Northern Hub project, together with the establishment of ‘Rail North’ influencing the next train operating franchises. These projects will create opportunities for service improvements in and around the […]

Northern Rail Franchise and Rolling Stock Position ….

Posted on February 10th, 2014, by The Chairman

Craig Harrop, Northern’s Client and Stakeholder Manager West very helpfully produced a summary of Northern’s Rolling Stock Position for a recent meeting of the Transport Committee at the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. A pdf of the document is available here, with the wording repeated below for those who’d rather read it this way. It’s a […]

Altrincham Interchange works progress – 9 February 2014 ….

Posted on February 9th, 2014, by The Chairman

With the steelwork now going up there have been some noticeable changes at Altrincham Interchange. Bus stop canopies and lift/stair shaft for new foot bridge are starting to appear on north side. There is also some footpath closure signs. Thanks to Mike Battman for these latest pictures. ************************************************* Mike has provided further pictures from last […]

Metrolink changes at Victoria – 9 months from 21 February 2014 ….

Posted on February 6th, 2014, by The Chairman

Work on a major, multi-million pound transformation of the Manchester Victoria Metrolink stop is set to start on Friday, 21 February 2014. The nine-month project will see the stop completely redesigned and expanded to provide additional platforms and tracks, accommodating the new Second City Crossing and wider network expansion – in conjunction with the transformation […]

Hartford to Crewe – Sunday 22 December 2013 – Do you recognise them? ….

Posted on February 4th, 2014, by The Chairman

Here’s something different and thankfully, unusual. Around 10.15pm on the evening of Sunday 22 December 2013, there was an incident on a train between Hartford and Crewe. British Transport Police (BTP) are looking to see if anyone recognises those picked up on CCTV on the train, so they can help them with their enquiries. The […]

Call for rail investment ….

Posted on February 1st, 2014, by The Chairman

Under the heading “Call for rail investment” and the sub-heading “Northern Rail says it is listening to passengers”, the Knutsford and Northwich Guardians last week published an article following Northern Rail being ranked second lowest out of train operators for overall customer satisfaction. The version in the printed paper differs slightly from that on the […]