Line News & Events

  • 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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  • 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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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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