Line News & Events

  • AGM and Summer Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Summer Newsletter and announced their next AGM is on 19th October 2021 ....

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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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  • The Early Days of NCRUG

    23rd May 2019

    A look back at the early days NCRUG and its first chairman ....

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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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