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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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  • 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 - 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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  • Flying Scotsman

    13th June 2017

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

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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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