Line News & Events

  • Spring 2022 Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Spring Newsletter ....

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  • Halton Curve Campaign

    29th February 2020

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group was last night officially recognised for 30 years hard work ....

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  • Frodsham Footbridge Project

    8th December 2019

    A temporary scaffold footbridge will now NOT be provided at Frodsham ....

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  • Castle Park Semaphore Signal Unveiling

    1st June 2019

    30 years of campaigning officially came to an end today on Saturday 1st June as two semaphore signals were unveiled in Castle Park .....

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  • The Halton Curve

    19th May 2019

    The Halton curve finally opened on 19th May 2019 ....

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  • The Early Days of NCRUG

    23rd May 2019

    A look back at the early days NCRUG and its first chairman ....

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Northern Electrics

14th December 2015

On the 14th December "Northern Electric" trains began to work regularly on the route from Liverpool (Lime Street) to Warrington ( Bank Quay) via St Helens Junction, although this was not their first use, that was last August Bank Holiday Monday.

They now work the majority of services on the line.

Guests were invited to travel on the 09.47 from Lime Street and were accompanied by Members of Warrington Borough Council and Northern Rail's Managing Direction Alex Hynes and members of Northern Rail management together with Councillor Liam Robinson of Merseytravel; this was followed by speeches and a special lunch at the Town Hall.

The NCRUG is delighted at the improvement in capacity that this facilitates with the consequent  cascading of the units formerly used here to other routes in the North West with resultant reduction in overcrowding across the network.

Our images show:

1) Northern Electrics 319.364 and 319.382 at Liverpool Lime Street on 14th December 2015

2) Special Guests at Liverpool Lime Street

3) Cllr Terry O'Neill addresses the Official Party in the Mayors Parlour in Warrington Town Hall and celebrates the arrival of "Northern Electrics" in the Borough, Alex Hynes and Liam Robinson look on with others and enjoy the occasion

4)  Chris Dale Chairman, being part of the "Official Party" representing "TravelWatch NorthWest" at Warrington (Bank Quay) with Unit 319.365 which has just arrived with the inaugural service from Liverpool (Lime Street), on the 14th December


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