Archive for the ‘Mid Cheshire Line’ Category

We want to buy tickets, but we can’t! ….

Posted on December 28th, 2016, by The Chairman

Almost 3 years ago we published a post about how difficult it can sometimes be to buy tickets on our trains. Three years later, this is still often a problem on both our Mid Cheshire Line and our Crewe-Liverpool line. We regularly receive comments/moans from passengers about this. Shortly after we published our Winter 2016/17 […]

Christmas Work 2016 ….

Posted on November 11th, 2016, by The Chairman

Paul Wilkinson has spotted the following Railway announcement …. During the run up to and during the Christmas period, we will be carrying out an extensive amount of work as we continue to build the Ordsall Chord and provide a better railway to passengers. The work will involve reconfiguring the existing railway between Eccles and […]

The trouble with our trains ….

Posted on November 9th, 2016, by The Chairman

Mike Battman writes …. For those of you who missed the Panorama programme … Our Mid Cheshire Line featured!

Mid Cheshire (Middlewich) Rail Link – New Business Proposal launched ….

Posted on September 25th, 2016, by The Chairman

On 1 September a new Business Proposal for the Mid Cheshire Rail Link was launched. We think it’s very good indeed. It runs to 37 pages and is to be read in conjunction with the previous Chapman (2000) and Railway Consultancy (2009) reports. You can download it here. The reinvigorated Mid Cheshire Rail Link Campaign […]

Stockport Rail Show 2016

Posted on July 29th, 2016, by Vice Chairman

Our Community Rail Officer, Sally Buttifant, will be at the Stockport Station Railshow on Sunday 31st July 2016 between 10am and 4pm ….

Music Train to Chester on 13 July 2016 – feedback ….

Posted on July 21st, 2016, by The Chairman

Gill Homan, the co-ordinator for the Hale and District U3A provides this report from their “private” music train. Thanks, Gill. “Thirty nine intrepid Hale and District U3A jazz aficionados boarded the Music Train to Chester. It was crowded, there were buggies; there were cyclists with serious bikes; there was even a contingent of brownies set […]

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 […]

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 […]

Altrincham Interchange – Unfinished Business (2) ….

Posted on May 22nd, 2016, by The Chairman

Following on from the Blog post we produced in September 2015, I visited Altrincham in February 2016 together with the “Friends of Altrincham Interchange” to gain an update on progress with the Interchange. (I often pass through Altrincham on the train from Mobberley, though rarely leave the train there). I produced a report on its […]