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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Parliamentary Train

On 4th July, the "Parliamentary Train" which runs sixteen times a year and normally runs non stop from Chester to Runcorn (Main line) only, was extended, courtesy of "Northern Rail", to Liverpool South Parkway with extra stops at Helsby and Frodsham.

Over forty passengers accompanied by a small film crew made the journey in support of NCRUG’s campaign to see the Halton Curve restored to bi-directional working with a regular hourly service.

Passengers boarding at Frodsham included: Graham Evans, Member of Parliament for Weaver Vale, together with Cheshire West and Chester Borough Councillors and Frodsham Town Councillors.

It was an early start from Chester but as the ‘Branch Line Society’  said, “it's almost a party atmosphere aboard". We look forward to the "Halton Curve" re-opening in the foreseeable future following the recent publication of the Outline Business Case by Merseytravel. 

Remember the 07.53 Chester to Runcorn (Parliamentary Train) runs every Saturday until 5th September 2015. 

If you miss out on this you will have to wait until next May before the train runs again.

Enjoy Halton Curve while you can on one of the sixteen occasions it runs this year!

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