Line News & Events

  • News from the Line

    31st October 2018

    News from Runcorn East and Helsby Stations ....

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  • 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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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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