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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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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