Archive for June, 2016

The Lion Salt Works needs your vote ….

Posted on June 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

The Lion Salt Works, at Marston near Northwich, has been shortlisted in the Best Heritage Project category of the 2016 National Lottery Awards

High Speed Stockport. STAND WELL BACK! ….

Posted on June 17th, 2016, by The Chairman

The train now passing platform 2 at Stockport …. …. would probably come off the track on the pointwork at the south end of the platform if it were doing 125mph. Fortunately, the drivers haven’t spotted this notice. According to the Sectional Appendices, the line speed through platform 2 is 25mph (90mph up to the […]

Changes to Metrolink trams from 26 June 2016 to end of August 2016 ….

Posted on June 15th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson writes …. As part of the continuing works in the city centre, some major changes to Metrolink services start from 26 June. In order to open a much bigger, better tram stop at St Peter’s Square at the end of August, there will be no tram services through St Peter’s Square from 26 […]

John Hulme awarded the British Empire Medal ….

Posted on June 13th, 2016, by The Chairman

We were delighted to hear on 11 June that John Hulme, our Vice Chairman, has been honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queens 90th Birthday Honours List. I’ve adapted the press release a little, below …. *********************************************************************************************** The award is for John’s community services to railways in Cheshire and and is not […]

Greater Manchester / Merseyside – Travel Updates ….

Posted on June 3rd, 2016, by The Chairman

David Miller writes …. “I don’t know whether this is common knowledge (it wasn’t to me – Ed.) “TfGM and Merseytravel both offer a subscription to a weekly email giving news of transport changes by all modes in the coming week. These are very handy for an overview of the situation, bus alterations and news […]