Line News & Events

  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    5th February 2019

    Frodsham has won the Best Kept Gardens Award 2018 ....

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  • News from the Line

    31st October 2018

    News from Runcorn East and Helsby Stations ....

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  • Runcorn East Celebrations

    3rd October 2018

    Runcorn East Railway Station marks the station's 35th Opening Anniversary and an end of an era with ATW ....

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  • Latest NCRUG News

    1st October 2018

    Read the latest News from North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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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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Halton Curve - Full Business Case approved!

15th April 2016

On Friday 15th April 2016, we received information that a further major milestone in the campaign to get "Halton Curve" reopened as a practical railway had been achieved.

This was the date that Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) approved the Full Business Case for the "Halton Curve" major scheme; this has been developed and lead by "Merseytravel" with the involvement of other stakeholders as part of a programme of "Local Growth Fund" schemes.

The Full Business Case has led to the approval of additional funding of £5.67m from the "Local Growth Fund", with the project now moving to "GRIP 4" ( Guide to Rail Investment Projects - 4) - "Single Option Selection" which is targeted to start in July and be completed in December 2016; followed by GRIP 5 - "Detailed Design"  {January/May 2017}; and GRIP 6 - "Implementation" and  Full Completion May 2018.

This is the culmination of 26 years work for the NCRUG and will certainly lead us to a regular service over Halton Curve.

Click here to visit our Halton Curve Campaign pages


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