Line News & Events

  • 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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  • 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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New Franchises

9th December 2015

Announced today, the Franchise allocation announcement NCRUG has been waiting for.

The Government has awarded the Northern Franchise to "Arriva Rail North" and the TransPennine Express franchise to "First Trans Pennine Express".

This should lead to improved services across the region with new services from Leeds to Chester.

This new service will reduce overcrowding on our route and with investment in stations, new rolling stock and state of the art ticketing systems things will improve.

However, all this will take time to introduce and with railway industry time scales this will take a year or three to achieve.

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