Line News & Events

  • 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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Halton Curve and ENCIRC Sidings

14th January 2017

Pathfinder Tours are operating over Halton Curve and within the ENCIRC Sidings this weekend as follows:

The expected routing, as timed by Network Rail is:

Westbury to Crewe as joining stations above, then:
Crewe - Weaver Jn - Walton Old Jn - via the Hole - Bank Quay Down Slow - Earlestown Up & Down Loop (reverse) - Dallam Royal Mail Terminal - via Up Slow / Up Goods - Acton Grange Jn - West Cheshire Jn - Elton Encirc Terminal (reverse) 13.00 to 13.20 - Helsby - Frodsham Chord( Halton Curve) - Runcorn - Ditton East Jn - Down Ditton Slow - Up & Down Goods - Speke Jn Down Goods - Garston Freightliner Holding Siding (reverse) - return to Halewood Jns (reverse) - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill - Down Wapping Siding (reverse) - Edge Hill - Wavertree Jn - Speke Jn - via Up Ditton Slow - Ditton West to East Jns via Reception Sidings - Up Low Level / Up Goods - Fiddlers Ferry Jn - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings (reverse) - Arpley Grid Iron Jns North to South via Feeding Line - Acton Grange Jn - Hartford - Crewe, then return via joining stations to Westbury.
The tour travels over a selection of non-passenger lines either side of the River Mersey and its tributory the Weaver.

Four crossings of each river are made along with six reversals, hence our tour locomotives will operate in top ‘n’ tail mode.

The tour will be operated by 2 x Class 66 in top and tail mode.

For additional times enter "Real Time Trains" in your browser and enter the requires information in the Detailed Section


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