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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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Halton Curve

17th March 2016

Halton curve features in the current issue number 796 of "Rail" Magazine (page 19) - under the heading "Halton Curve" discussion in April.

The article says:

"The full business case for the scheme to make the 1.5 mile Halton Curve bi-directional is due to be considered by the Liverpool City Region - Combined Authority(LCR-CA) at its meeting in April.

If approved the work is expected to begin in June 2017 and be completed in May 2018. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said in a Commons Written Reply to Derek Twigg (Labour Halton) on March 7th.

Funding of £10.4 million is included in the in the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal, and "Merseytravel" (the LCR-CA's transport advisor)) is managing the development and delivery scheme on behalf of the Combined Authority."

In Spring 2015 the completion date slipped to May 2017 and in the autumn of 2017 "Rail" reported that services would begin in October 2018 - at the start of the next Wales and Borders franchise.

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