Line News & Events

  • 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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  • Halton Curve Upgrade

    2nd February 2018

    The next stage of the Halton Curve upgrade gets underway .....

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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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