Line News & Events

  • Beyond Ellesmere Port

    3rd June 2024

    A long-term vision for a ‘metro’ styled service around the Mersey Basin …

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  • Summer 2023 Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Summer  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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Progress on Halton Curve

3rd September 2015

Major engineering work is taking place on Halton Curve ....

Contractors "Murphy" are clearing undergrowth and laying drainage pipes on the north side of the line parallel with the Runcorn Express Way.

The work site can be seen form the footbridge over the Expressway.
Our Member, Will Ellams, spotted a Class 66 heading on to the curve at 7.15 am on Tuesday the 1st September.

This, after investigation, was found to be a ballast train working from Basford Hall (Crewe) to Frodsham Junction. The train returned empty to Crewe via Ditton.
Further workings occurred on the 2nd and 3rd September with another next week.

Two excavators are also working on site. 

This is really good news, in that major infrastructure working is occurring, ahead of work to reopen the line for regular bi-directional passenger trains and does show that their is serious intent to proceed at all levels of the railway management.


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