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

  • TRAIN SERVICE

    23rd March 2020

    From week commencing 23 March, Northern Trains, in line with the rest of the industry, is introducing a temporary timetable ....

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  • MY CHESHIRE CHILDREN'S ART COMPETITION

    4th May 2020

    The winners in the CRP's My Cheshire Children's Art Competition have been announced ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    Unfortunately the 2020 Music Train programme has had to be cancelled ...

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  • CHESHIRE BEST KEPT STATIONS

    28th January 2020

    Altrincham, Knutsford and Greenbank stations are recognised at Cheshire Best Kept Stations ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    25th November 2019

    More than 20 trains cancelled on mid Cheshire Line over the weekend ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    13th November 2019

    Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association launches three-point priority scorecard .....

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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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