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  • AGM and Summer Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Summer Newsletter and announced their next AGM is on 19th October 2021 ....

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  • Halton Curve Campaign

    29th February 2020

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group was last night officially recognised for 30 years hard work ....

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  • Frodsham Footbridge Project

    8th December 2019

    A temporary scaffold footbridge will now NOT be provided at Frodsham ....

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  • Castle Park Semaphore Signal Unveiling

    1st June 2019

    30 years of campaigning officially came to an end today on Saturday 1st June as two semaphore signals were unveiled in Castle Park .....

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  • The Halton Curve

    19th May 2019

    The Halton curve finally opened on 19th May 2019 ....

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  • The Early Days of NCRUG

    23rd May 2019

    A look back at the early days NCRUG and its first chairman ....

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442s for North Wales

28th November 2016

This story is now running at WalesOnLine:

Old Gatwick Express trains could be used to relieve overcrowding in Wales

There is an informed comment on WRXGEN site. 

The plan is to remove the power car and you then have a 4 coach push pull set with a Class 67 at one end.

The  idea is to have a cascade so as to release 150's for the Valleys because of overcrowding.

Interesting option............how long will it take - are the 67s up to it?

With rolling stock cascades now unlikely, in the short/medium term, following the failure to complete the Great Western Electrification scheme perhaps this is a possibility.

The idea to use Class 442 stock was originally included in the franchise bid documents for "Northern".

What do you want for Christmas a 442?  Watch this space!

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