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  • Summer 2023 Newsletter

    The North Cheshire Rail Users Group have published their Summer  Newsletter ....

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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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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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