Line News & Events

  • Halton Curve Project

    18th November 2017

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

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  • Waiting for the Workers, Winter 1936

    6th September 2017

    Helsby and Alvanley railway station has been brought back to life by Nick Harling ....

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  • John Hobbs

    7th September 2017

    It is with great sadness that the North Cheshire Rail Users Group must report the death of John Hobbs ....

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  • John Hobbs - a true gent

    27th July 2017

    NCRUG recognise John Hobbs - a true gent ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    30th July 2017

    NCRUG report on the Parliamentary Train and confirm they are now on Facebook ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    19th July 2017

    Here is the latest news from the North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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Arriva Club 55

3rd January 2017

Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) have again reintroduced their "Club 55" offer for those aged 55 or over from 3rd January 2017.

Prices are £26 return from any station on the ATW network to any other station also on the ATW network.

Senior or Disabled Persons’ Railcard holders get £1 off this fare.

The £26 return fare applies on every day of the week including Fridays.

This is a walk-on offer and tickets can be bought on the day. 

Note there is a variation on the restrictions that were applied last time they were on sale - see below and the web site.

For example .... a return to Swansea enables outward travel via the Central Wales line and return travel via Cardiff and Hereford. Break of journey is allowed. The ticket cannot be used before 0930 on Monday to Friday but this restriction does not apply on Saturdays or Sundays.

Travel is not permitted to/from or via Cardiff on Saturday 11th February due to a major sporting event that day. The last day for sale and outward travel is Saturday 25th February. The return journey must take place within 8 days. All return travel must be completed by 4th March 2017. 

There is a £2.50 add-on for Northern services. On the Mid Cheshire line, this is from Knutsford and stations to Stockport.

The add-on for London Midland (from stations on the Liverpool-Crewe line) is £6.

More details can be found at  


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