Archive for July, 2015

A German Visitor’s View of Metrolink ….

Posted on July 26th, 2015, by The Chairman

Spotted by our friends in STORM (Support the Oldham Rochdale Lines), here’s an interesting perspective of Metrolink based on a recent visit – Robert Schwandl’s Urban Rail Blog.

“Team Knutsford” nominated for Rail Staff Awards! ….

Posted on July 22nd, 2015, by The Chairman

Staff at Knutsford Station had a lovely surprise yesterday when Cheryl discovered the team had been nominated for the Rail Staff Awards 2015. She says “We were well chuffed when we saw it.” They’ve been nominated by Dave Tyrer, the Manchester South Stations Manager – see the team page on the Rail Staff Awards website. […]

Stockport Rail Show – Sunday 16 August 2015 ….

Posted on July 18th, 2015, by The Chairman

Something to look forward to …. The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership (MCCRP) are one of the sponsors of this, now annual event, organised by the Virgin Trains staff at Stockport Station, with proceeds going to charity. Quite a few of us will be joining the 0901 train from Chester as it heads along the […]

M-Tickets come to Northern! ….

Posted on July 11th, 2015, by The Chairman

Northern’s gone Mobile! You can now buy train tickets if you have a smartphone anytime, anywhere with the free Northern Rail mobile app. Check your train times and fares for any train journey in Great Britain, and buy tickets securely on their app and with no booking or credit/debit card fees. Collect your tickets within […]

MCRUA’s AGM and Speaker – Tuesday 14 July 2015 ….

Posted on July 7th, 2015, by The Chairman

We’re looking forward to our coming AGM next Tuesday evening.  It’s at 7.30pm in the Conservatory at the Golden Pheasant, Plumley, just 5 minutes walk from Plumley Station. Once the formal procedings are over, we always have a speaker.  This year it was to have been Peter Brunskill, Warrington Council’s Rail Officer.  However, Peter is […]