Line News & Events

  • 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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  • 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

    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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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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