Archive for October, 2014

Safer Delamere Station foot crossing on the way? ….

Posted on October 31st, 2014, by The Chairman

For years many have been complaining about the danger for pedestrians using the road bridge at Delamere Station due to the speed of the traffic and there only being a narrow footpath on the side away from the station. The Northwich Guardian reported yesterday about a potential redevolopment which may sort this.

Route 88, Knutsford to Altrincham via Wilmslow – now half-hourly and with tables! ….

Posted on October 27th, 2014, by The Chairman

Bus Route 88 Knutsford – Knutsford Station – Morley Green – Wilmslow – Wilmslow Station – Hale Barns – Altrincham Interchange has been relaunched today with a doubling in frequency to half-hourly. Now with leather seats, free wifi and even tables! The service previously didn’t call at Wilmslow station; this greater transport integration is very […]

Bye, Bye old Alty footbridge ….

Posted on October 26th, 2014, by The Chairman

Pictures from today courtesy of Mike Battman, taken around 8.30am. Thanks, Mike!

Our visit to Newton Heath depot ….

Posted on October 24th, 2014, by The Chairman

Following discission of the Mid Cheshire Train Running Performance figures a few months ago, Dave Allen, District Maintenance Manager West for Northern, invited us to send a party on a visit to Northern’s Newton Heath Depot. This is where the trains on the Mid Cheshire Line are maintained apart from the class 156s, which are […]

North of England rail services: Busting the myths ….

Posted on October 19th, 2014, by The Chairman

Campaign for Better Transport has released a briefing entitled “North of England rail services: Busting the myths”. Well worth a read. There’s some interesting “myths” discussed in here, including: – “The north’s railways are heavily subsidised”. This depends how you work the sums out …. Assuming the same train track access charge for a single […]

Ronnie retires from Knutsford after 46 years on the railway ….

Posted on October 17th, 2014, by The Chairman

Ronnie Oliver, booking office staff at Knutsford has retired after 46 years on the Railway. All those years ago, Ronnie joined British Rail at Stretford as a junior member of the platform staff. He progressed to Timperley, then Warwick Road (now named Old Trafford) before becoming a relief member of staff at Altrincham. On the […]

“Over by Christmas” remembered! Very special ….

Posted on October 15th, 2014, by The Chairman

Email the Chancellor by 17 October 2014!! ….

Posted on October 14th, 2014, by The Chairman

We have received the following through “Campaign for Better Transport”. (Please note responses can be sent direct to Government or through the template provided by Campaign for Better Transport – see below). ************************************************************************ “The Chancellor of the Exchequer is asking people to email him with suggestions for what spending commitments he should make in his […]

Launch date set for trams to Manchester Airport ….

Posted on October 14th, 2014, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes: Services on Metrolink’s new line to Manchester Airport will open to passengers on Monday 3 November – well over 12 months ahead of schedule. The final stage of a thorough pre-launch process will start on Monday 20 October when test trams will start to run out of service between Cornbrook and the […]

Metrolink works for the rest of October 2014 ….

Posted on October 13th, 2014, by The Chairman

Planned works on Metrolink during rest of October: Altrincham to City Centre. Check with Metrolink before travel at weekends: Saturday 18 October 2014 No trams Bury or Central Park to City Centre. Tram services will operate: •Altrincham to Piccadilly (likely to be a double tram every 12minutes) •Altrincham to Etihad Campus •Ashton-Under-Lyne to Eccles via […]