Archive for April, 2016

MCRUA response to Crewe-Liverpool Line (West Midlands) Franchise Consultation ….

Posted on April 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

Simon Barber, our Treasurer writes …. “The West Midlands franchise consultation covers the services currently operated by London Midland. This includes all the trains calling at three Cheshire stations, Winsford, Hartford and Acton Bridge, which MCRUA supports. These are the three northernmost stations in this franchise. MCRUA felt it was important to submit a robust […]

Halton Curve Scheme approved ….

Posted on April 22nd, 2016, by The Chairman

Last Friday, the Liverpool City Combined Authority approved the Halton Curve Scheme. Work is due to start on site in June 2017 and be completed by May 2018. More details are in the press release. Initially there will be an hourly service between Liverpool Lime Street and Chester. Hearty congratulations are particularly due to our […]

Metrolink Update – April 2016 ….

Posted on April 11th, 2016, by The Chairman

Our Secretary, Paul Wilkinson writes …. The latest set of agenda papers for Metrolink Capital projects (for the subcommittee meeting on Friday 15 April) is published and includes: Tram Management System (TMS) The next major phase for TMS will be the commissioning of twin track operation through St Peter’s Square at the end of the […]

Northern and TransPennine Express franchises launched at Piccadilly today ….

Posted on April 1st, 2016, by The Chairman

Northern and TPE co-ordinated their launch events today, actually apparently organised by Rail North. Northern had a stand in the main concourse area demonstrating the new seating coming in the trains to be refurbished, and handing out goodies, and tea and coffee. The Press were very much in attendance. TPE’s area was on the concourse […]