Archive for the ‘Special Trains’ Category

This week in the Press …. MCRUA …. Lots! ….

Posted on January 29th, 2011, by The Chairman

Wednesday saw the arrival of a Metrolink tram in Knutsford & Northwich stations (not really!) – here’s the Knutsford Guardian version. There’s a good discussion about tram/train for the Mid Cheshire Line going into Manchester via Sale and the Metrolink tracks complimenting the hourly train service to Piccadilly via Stockport, as outlined in Cheshire East’s […]

North Eastern Express to stop at Reddish South! ….

Posted on January 12th, 2011, by The Chairman

Reddish South is going to have 3 trains in the 1st week in May. Normally, it only has 1 a week. And passengers are going to be able to go somewhere AND come back!! Reddish South is on the Stockport to Stalybridge line. It is served by one “Parliamentary Train” a week, which travels on […]

MCRUA launches new website ….

Posted on December 23rd, 2010, by Vice Chairman

MCRUA has launched a new Railtours website giving full details of its excursions. As well as booking online, the website give details of our Railtours’ destinations – complete with stunning photography. The next Railtour is the North Eastern Express on Saturday 7th May 2011 heading for Darlington, Durham (for Beamish) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Click here to visit […]

Online Booking Office now open ….

Posted on December 1st, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The Online Booking Office is now open for the North Eastern Express excursion, on Saturday 7th May 2010, to Darlington, Durham and Newcastle with an optional trip to the Beamish Living Museum of the North.

May 2011 Railtour announced ….

Posted on November 30th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

For those that follow the MCRUA Chairman’s Blog,  your advance notice of our next excursion. Our next excursion will be The North Eastern Express, on Saturday 7th May 2011, for Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.  There will be an optional trip to the Beamish Living Museum of the North. Our on-line booking office for this excursion opens on 1st December 2010.

Tornado departs South Parkway, Runcorn and Crewe ….

Posted on August 12th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

The Merseyside Tornado, hauled by A1 Pacific Tornado, will be the first steam excursion to depart Liverpool South Parkway. The excursion to London in early October will also pick up at Runcorn and Crewe thus providing a unique opportunity for Mid Cheshire Rail Users. The service has a high percentage of standard class seats along […]

Your ideas for our 2011 railtour ….

Posted on July 5th, 2010, by The Chairman

Many thanks from us to almost 20 of you who’ve written to us or emailed in your ideas for our 2011 railtour following our request in the latest issue of our Rail Report. Ideas have included: – Tenby in South Wales, incorporating other stops along the way – Weymouth, again with stops along the way […]

NCRUG’s 20 years old Parliamentary Special ….

Posted on June 27th, 2010, by The Chairman

Yesterday the “Parliamentary” Summer Saturday’s only train from Chester to Runcorn via the Halton Curve was extended courtesy of Northern Rail and with special support from Merseytravel to call at Helsby and Frodsham and then continuing from Runcorn to Liverpool South Parkway. Our member, David Miller from Cuddington, made an early start and sends us […]

For one day only: Train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway ….

Posted on June 14th, 2010, by The Chairman

Here’s one not to be missed! The Summer Saturday’s only “parliamentary train” from Chester to Runcorn is being extended for one day only on 26 June to Liverpool South Parkway (LSP) as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of our friends in NCRUG (North Cheshire Rail Users Group). Travel back from LSP for those not […]

Saturday’s steam train timings ….

Posted on June 10th, 2010, by The Chairman

We now have the final timings for the steam train on the Mid-Cheshire Line on Saturday, including a water stop at Ashley. Click on UK Steam Info for these, and whom we thank for providing this information. p.s. we note the sheet is headed “Saturday 19 September 2009”, but we believe the times are correct […]