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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Serious Disruption to Services

20th October 2015

There was again serious disruption to services between Chester and Warrington today, Tuesday 20th October, following a similar incident on 10th August 2015.

This time due to an articulated tanker rolling over on the M56 Motorway, near Hapsford, which led to a another exclusion zone being set up - which impinged on the railway between Chester and Warrington (Bank Quay).

In addition a herd of cows delayed trains adding to the problems for ATW.

The last train allowed through was 1D30 the 15.50 Manchester (Picc) to Llandudno (Helsby 16.43) and the next train through was 1H95 the 18.44 Llandudno to Manchester (Helsby 20.00).

The 1D95 the 20.32 Manchester (Airport) to Chester (Helsby 21.41) was also cancelled.

Freight services were diverted via Crewe,


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