Line News & Events

  • 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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  • 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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Branch Line News

3rd September 2016

The "Branch Line News" the respected organ of the Branch Line Society, advises in their issue No 1263, that ' Platform 4, at Liverpool South Parkway (LSP), is to be extended by 250 yards south to take Class 390 "Pendilinos".  This is due to Liverpool Lime Street's 2 month closure in 2018 which will result in Virgin Trains London services terminating at LSP - this work at Lime Street will allow 2 new platforms to be created - for Chester trains.

Recommended onward travel will be by "Merseyrail".  A four trains an hour shuttle will operate from LSP to Edge Hill (reverse) to serve St. Helens and Wigan.

Ultimately, the reinstated Chester trains taking the Halton Curve will use the slow lines to Allerton.

Signal Boxes at Lime Street, Allerton and Speke Junction will be demolished on transfer of signalling control to Manchester Regional Operating Centre.

Runcorn box will close but remain as it is a listed building.

This is further evidence that progress towards the re-opening of Halton Curve is on going and is good news for NCRUG.


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