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 arrival of Metrolink at Altrincham in 1992, Ronnie transferred to Knutsford, where he’s been ever since.

We’re missing Ronnie already. His smiling face, his shiny head huddled behind the screen at the back (is anyone there?), and happy memories like watching sweat pouring off him as he dealt with the huge demand for scholar season tickets before the beginning of term and complaining about his index finger having gone numb tapping the ticket machine screen so much!

The staff at Knutsford are keeping in touch with Ronnie. We hope he’ll be able to join us at next January’s “Cheshire Best Kept Station Awards” event so we can say “goodbye” again.

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  1. Brian O’Hara Says:

    Good luck on your retirement, Ron.

    (I knew him when he started on the railways and he has always been a good railwaymen).

  2. Kevin Ashton Says:

    All the best and enjoy it – you’ve earned it!
    (affectionally known by many of us as “Ronnie Raghead” – from when he had rather (MUCH) more hair – and also as “Ollie Beak”….)

  3. Howard Woodyatt Says:

    Long time no see Ronnie AKA Raghead, but you’re always remembered with affection.
    Have a long and happy retirement.

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