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  • Liverpool Here We Come

    10th June 2018

    Sunday 10th June was a significant milestone in the history of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group .... 

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  • Helsby Footbridge

    13th June 2018

    Helsby Footbridge works have started and two temporary footbridges are now in place ....

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  • Winter Newsletter

    7th February 2018

    NCRUG have published their latest newsletter for Winter 2018 ....

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  • Halton Curve Upgrade

    2nd February 2018

    The next stage of the Halton Curve upgrade gets underway .....

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  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    23rd January 2018

    Frodsham is Cheshire's Best Kept Station 2017 ....

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  • Halton Curve Project

    18th November 2017

    Work is continuing on the Halton Curve Project ....

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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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