Archive for the ‘Our Stations’ Category

Parking restrictions set to be enforced around Hartford Station ….

Posted on March 7th, 2017, by The Chairman

Harry Boardman reports that it seems parking restrictions are to be enforced around Hartford Station, as noted in the Northwich Guardian. According to the Northwich Guardian, the Chairman of Hartford Parish Council says there are always parking places at Hartford Station, it’s just that the users don’t want to pay to park there. However, rail […]

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 […]

Good Value Fares from Mid Cheshire ….

Posted on March 1st, 2016, by The Chairman

Often with a bit of planning travel by train can be very good value. Here are some ideas to start off what might be an opportunity for others to add their ideas to build a more comprehensive list. – Northern Duo. If 2, 4 etc. are travelling after the morning peak, remember on the Mid […]

Rail Team of the Year Awards – Vote for Knutsford! ….

Posted on September 6th, 2015, by The Chairman

The voting is now open! In July we blogged about Team Knutsford being put forward for the Team of the Year in the Rail Staff Awards. Up against 38 other teams, the voting opened on 22 August. They’re up against the usual suspects supported by high profile marketing. Here’s what the entry says. Please vote […]

Altrincham Interchange – Unfinished Business ….

Posted on September 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

Altrincham Interchange Bus Station opened on 7 December last. Click on the date for the post we produced then. We thought the station part of the Interchange would be completed soon afterwards, but 9 months later completion is dragging on. We had been told the lifts would be working by early 2015, but still they’re […]

Knutsford Station – where cake tastes better on 25 September! ….

Posted on September 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

A date for your diary! Why not come along and support the Cake Event at Knutsford Station on Friday 25 September between 7 and 11am? As you’ll see, all profits are in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We hope to see you there! (Congratulations to the staff at Knutsford Station for holding this).

Northwich Flasher! ….

Posted on March 7th, 2015, by The Chairman

British Transport Police is appealing for help from the public after a man exposed himself at Northwich Station. The incident occurred on Friday, 27 February, at around 7.30am, and was witnessed by a number of children who were waiting to travel to school. More details are available in the BTP Press Release.

Altrincham Station and bridges included in Conservation areas ….

Posted on January 11th, 2015, by The Chairman

Thanks to Andrew Macfarlane for noticing this from a Trafford Borogh Council notice posted on 18 December 2014. “The current boundary is extended to include: …. the railway bridge on Moss Lane; the railway tracks to the extent of the railway platform; the historic associated railway structures to the west and east side of the […]

Hartford Station new bridge progresses ….

Posted on January 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

Happy New Year from all of us at MCRUA! __________________________________ Installation of Hartford Station’s new bridge replacing that from the 1960s is taking rather longer than expected, but progressed substantially over the night of Saturday 8 December. Many thanks to Committee Member Harry Boardman for gaining London Midland’s permission to publish the following …. 350t […]

Knutsford celebrates “The Doors” ….

Posted on December 18th, 2014, by The Chairman

Remember the doors at Knutsford Station? …. That’s STM Ticket Checker, Roy. Few get past him! The end was nigh for the doors. Grotty plywood, tarted up with paint, but still grotty plywood! (“Egress”. No kids, that’s not a female eagle!) The new ones are much better (pictures taken on not one of Knutsford’s best […]