Line News & Events

  • News from NCRUG

    19th July 2017

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

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  • Special Train

    29th July 2017

    There will be a Special Train Parliamentary from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway ....

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  • Flying Scotsman

    13th June 2017

    The Flying Scotsman passed through Frodsham and Helsby on Tuesday evening just after 6pm .....

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  • Lone Rider

    10th June 2017

    Enjoy the story of a Lone Rider in North Cheshire as published on .....

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  • Manchester Victoria

    30th May 2017

    Following the Manchester bomb atrocity, Manchester Victoria station is now open again .....

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  • Wrexham to Chester Line

    5th April 2017

    The Wrexham to Chester railway line upgrade is finally complete after major delays ....

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Flying Scotsman

13th June 2017

At just after 6pm on Tuesday 13th June The Triggers Broom of Steam Trains, Flying Scotsman, passed though Helsby Junction for the first time since the 1960’s.

There was an incredible turn out for the loco with every bridge from Chester to Frodsham awash with people waiting to catch a glimpse of the famous loco.

Both Helsby and Frodsham Stations also saw a large turn out for the return of the famous engine.

Maybe the next time we see it, Scotsman will be hauling the first service round the Halton Curve in 2018.

Viaduct photo courtesy of Andy Harmer. Helsby photos Ian Whitley.


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