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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Secret Train Services to Manchester Airport

16th May 2016

A Secret "Arriva Trains Wales" services started running  to Manchester Airport from the North Cheshire Line on Monday 16th May; these all call at our stations and are the normal trains which now travel beyond Manchester Piccadilly.

The six additional through train services to Manchester Airport commenced on the 16th May, they do not appear in the ATW printed timetable booklets and the six additional services are extended to the Airport to arrive at 10.20, 11.20, 12.20, 13.20, 14.15 & 15.20. The additional return services depart from the Airport at 10.36, 11.36, 12.36, 13.36, 14.36 & 15.36.

On Saturdays there are additional extended services to the Airport arriving at 16.20, 17.20, & 18.20 with departures at 16.36, 17.36 & 18.36. All these trains also call at East Didsbury, which is a useful destination for the nearby entertainment centre. 

There are no through services on a Sunday although ATW will also operate trains between the Airport and Piccadilly on a Sunday; and these trains also call at East Didsbury. Currently our trains are replaced by buses on a Sunday.


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