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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Branch Line News

4th June 2016

The Branch Line News - the organ of the Branch Line Society - reported on 4th June 2016 on the Halton Curve Project ....

Cost estimates have risen by £3.5M to £22M (and could nearly reach £25M) due to the rails needing replacing, OLE work at Halton junction and other increased expenses as well as reduced savings anticipated from combining signalling work wit the Weaver Junct. to Wavertree re-signalling.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has agreed to extra funding. 

Work on site is expected to start in June 2017 for completion in May 2018. If only they had kept the service before!" "


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