Archive for the ‘Middlewich Line’ Category

South of Manchester Rail Study Stakeholder Meeting ….

Posted on February 4th, 2018, by The Chairman

TfGM are in the process of carrying out a number of rail studies, the one for South of Manchester also being supported by Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester Council. The well known rail consultants, Steer Davies & Gleeve are working with them on the projext. Stakeholders were invited to a meeting in Stockport […]

MCRUA meets Rail Minister! ….

Posted on September 5th, 2017, by The Chairman

Our new Tatton MP, Esther McVey arranged for Rail Minister, Paul Maynard to meet with MCRUA and others last Thursday morning. The meeting lasted for over an hour. The main topics covered were the Mid Cheshire Rail Link and the Airport Western Link. Those attending the meeting with Paul and his assistant from the DfT […]

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 […]

Knutsford pushes for the Mid Cheshire (Middlewich) Rail Link ….

Posted on March 12th, 2016, by The Chairman

At the request of Henry Brooks of Tatton Estate Management, Mid Cheshire Rail Link Campaign members recently met with Henry and others in his team to discuss the potential benefits to Knutsford residents and the local economy. These include: – connecting Knutsford and Northwich directly to Crewe for longer-distance services, far better than having to […]

Middlewich link – Comment on Network Rail Regional Urban Market Study ….

Posted on July 31st, 2013, by The Chairman

From Dave Roberts, Chairman, Middlewich Rail Link Campaign ********************************************************** I am writing this comment in my capacity of Chairman of the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign (MRLC), having read with interest the draft version of the Regional Urban Market Study. MRLC, which has been in existence since 1992 and is run under the auspices of the […]

Middlewich line – Campaign Update

Posted on May 13th, 2013, by The Chairman

Dave Roberts, Chairman of the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign writes …. “Work continues behind the scenes aimed at bring forward the re-opening of the Middlewich line to passengers and the building of a new station to serve Middlewich and the surrounding area. “Our MP Fiona Bruce is still working tirelessly on our behalf, and presented […]

Rail plan gathers pace ….

Posted on March 28th, 2013, by Vice Chairman

The Knutsford Guardian is reporting that the Plans for the Middlewich Rail Link could see more trains passing through Knutsford following Fiona Bruce MP handing over a Petition signed by over 2,000 residents. Graham Evans MP for Weaver Vale attended the presentation of the Petition when Fiona Bruce said: I rise to present a petition from […]

HS2 plans strengthen case for reopening of Middlewick link ….

Posted on February 4th, 2013, by The Chairman

With the announcement that it is intended HS2 will call at Crewe, this considerably strengthens the case for reopening the Middlewich link. This would make it easier for those in places like Knutsford, Northwich and Middlewich to get to an HS2 station and to get there by public transport, the public transport alternative to Manchester […]

Middlewich Update ….

Posted on November 25th, 2012, by The Chairman

Our colleagues in the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign have today issued an update. I’ve copied it in below. There’s still lots of activity taking place around getting what would probably be a “no brainer” in London & the South East or Scotland to happen. ************************************************************************** The Middlewich Rail Link Campaign is continuing its efforts to […]

Special on the Middlewich line ….

Posted on August 12th, 2012, by The Chairman

Yesterday UK Railtours ran a Basigstoke to Buxton via Middlewich special, returning via Chesterfield. Courtesy of Dave Roberts and Neil Cunliffe, here’s class 66 66213 leading the train’s 13 coaches through Middlewich with class 66 66153 on the rear. There more pictures on The Middlewich Line website.