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

10th August 2015

There was serious disruption to services between Chester and Warrington on Monday 10th August 2015 due to a lorry carrying Propane being on fire on the M56 Motorway which led to a 1 mile exclusion zone being set up, which impinged on the railway between Chester and Warrington (Bank Quay).

The last trains allowed through were the 14.40 Llandudno to Manchester (1H90) - (15.56 at Helsby ) and the 14.50 Manchester (Picc) to Chester (1D39). The 16.04 Ellesmere Port to Warringon (2F17) was cancelled and the 15.08 Llandudno to Manchester (1H91) was diverted via Northwich and arrived 19 minutes late. The 15.50 Manchester to Llandudno was also diverted via Northwich.

All other trains were cancelled until the 20.50 Chester to Manchester Airport (21.01 at Helsby) and the 20.32 Manchester to Chester (21.43 at Helsby).

Freight trains were also diverted via other routes. Services then slowly returned to normal although late.


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