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

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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