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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Crowd Event

16th July 2016

A big thank you to Matthew Worman and the "Arriva Trains North" team for arranging what has become a NCRUG annual event over the Halton Curve.

The turnout was not as great as in the past but with progress on the Halton Curve re-instatement proceeding apace maybe some felt their support was not as important as in the past.

Nevertheless, we had an excellent journey over the Curve to Liverpool South Parkway.

We had a ‘Thomas Brassey’ look-alike, complete with walking stick, on the train to welcome passengers aboard. 

There were good announcements at Chester station; although there was some consternation about the train verbally going to 'Allerton', the staff then announced it manually! 

The Customer Information Showed - Liverpool South Parkway ‘via Halton Curve’ which was a ‘first’. 

The driver was unaware of the stops to be made at Helsby, Frodsham and Liverpool South Parkway but was alert enough to pickup the information from the station announcement.  So all was well.  

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