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  • Liverpool Here We Come

    10th June 2018

    Sunday 10th June was a significant milestone in the history of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group .... 

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  • Helsby Footbridge

    13th June 2018

    Helsby Footbridge works have started and two temporary footbridges are now in place ....

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  • Winter Newsletter

    7th February 2018

    NCRUG have published their latest newsletter for Winter 2018 ....

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  • Halton Curve Upgrade

    2nd February 2018

    The next stage of the Halton Curve upgrade gets underway .....

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  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    23rd January 2018

    Frodsham is Cheshire's Best Kept Station 2017 ....

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  • Halton Curve Project

    18th November 2017

    Work is continuing on the Halton Curve Project ....

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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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