Line News & Events

  • News from the Line

    31st October 2018

    News from Runcorn East and Helsby Stations ....

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  • Runcorn East Celebrations

    3rd October 2018

    Runcorn East Railway Station marks the station's 35th Opening Anniversary and an end of an era with ATW ....

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  • Latest NCRUG News

    1st October 2018

    Read the latest News from North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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  • 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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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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