Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association

Your voice for the Manchester to Chester, Crewe to Liverpool and potentially Northwich to Crewe via Middlewich railway lines

Latest News & Events

  • METROLINK UPDATE

    24th April 2021 - 25th April 2021

    Trams will be running from Altrincham to Bury via Exchange Square ....

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  • CRP ACHIEVES GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATION

    9th April 2021

    The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has achieved government accreditation ....

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  • TEMPORARY COVID TIMETABLE

    18th January 2021

    Northern have introduced a Temporary Covid Timetable from Monday 18th January 2021 ....

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  • EDUCATIONAL SEASON TICKETS

    1st December 2020

    Educational Season Tickets are now available for participating schools on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • NEW COMMUNITY RAIL OFFICER

    23rd November 2020

    The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has a new Community Rail Officer ....

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  • CHESHIRE BEST KEPT STATIONS

    24th November 2020

    Three stations have won awards on the Mid Cheshire Line and there was a win for Winsford on the Crewe to Liverpool Line ....

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175 YEARS OF CHESHIRE RAIL

Enjoy our 12 page booklet "Celebrating 175 Years of Railways across Cheshire" ....

In 2015 Cheshire celebrated two key rail anniversaries:

  • Chester to Birkenhead railway line which opened on 23rd September 1840
  • Crewe to Chester railway line which opened on 1st October 1840

To celebrate these 175th anniversaries interested local residents and organisations came together and arranged various events including a procession which made its way up City Road from the station, to Grosvenor Park before arriving at St. John’s Church for a short service to commemorate the 175 years of rail transport to and from Chester and to give thanks for the railway and the people who worked on it and those still work in the industry.

Chester History and Heritage in St Michaels Church, Bridge Street also had exhibitions celebrating the railways including ‘All Aboard!’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore’ and ‘A Strangers Guide’.  History and Heritage also showed the classic film The Ghost Train.

Chester Station hosted a 175 Years celebration day on Wednesday 23 September exactly 175 years after the Chester to Birkenhead line was opened. There were stalls and a history walk from the station during the day.

And as a further commemoration ... postcards, coasters and a commemorative booklet were produced – supplies still available – email railofficer@midcheshirerail.org.uk

Click here to view and download our booklet "Celebrating 175 Years of Railways across Cheshire"

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