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  • Winter Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Winter Newsletter ....

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  • Halton Curve Campaign

    29th February 2020

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group was last night officially recognised for 30 years hard work ....

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  • Frodsham Footbridge Project

    8th December 2019

    A temporary scaffold footbridge will now NOT be provided at Frodsham ....

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  • Castle Park Semaphore Signal Unveiling

    1st June 2019

    30 years of campaigning officially came to an end today on Saturday 1st June as two semaphore signals were unveiled in Castle Park .....

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  • The Halton Curve

    19th May 2019

    The Halton curve finally opened on 19th May 2019 ....

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  • The Early Days of NCRUG

    23rd May 2019

    A look back at the early days NCRUG and its first chairman ....

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Great Western Electrification

10th November 2016

The Government has deferred part of the Great Western Electrification scheme.

See the link below:

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/great-western-electrification-projects-deferred.html
 
With the "Northern Powerhouse" in mind what future for electrification schemes in the North West and North Wales Warrington/Chester/Crewe/Holyhead being accomplished when high profile projects such as this are deferred and buried in the news pages due to the US Presidential elections.

The deferring of the scheme will lead to rolling stock cascades not being deliverable.

This will impact on rolling stock available across the country but especially in the North West and Wales.

The current rolling stock fleet is already older than it has been at any time since privatisation.

Whilst some fleets on order can be hauled by diesel locomotives the overall journey times will not increase significantly until electrification is accomplished.

Watch out for more bad news to come!

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