Line News & Events

  • 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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  • John Hobbs - a true gent

    27th July 2017

    NCRUG recognise John Hobbs - a true gent ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    30th July 2017

    NCRUG report on the Parliamentary Train and confirm they are now on Facebook ....

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  • News from NCRUG

    19th July 2017

    Here is the latest news from the North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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Service Disruption

3rd March 2017

Latest News

7th March 2017

Lime Street returning to normal slowly!

Network Rail(NR) are to be congratulated on opening Liverpool Lime Street on the evening of the 7th/8th March, with limited service - what a huge effort to enable matters to be brought under control when the consequences of others impacts on so many people.

NR are also to be congratulated on introducing emergency procedures in conjunction wit the train operators so quickly.

The normal service is planned to start on the morning of Thursday 9th.

See the operators web site links for details.

Liverpool Lime Street station is closed due a significant rubble fall onto the track, which is expected to impact services until at least Thursday 9 March.

All services between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham, London, Manchester, Warrington and Wigan are significantly impacted and those which are able to run are expected to be extremely busy.

Service updates are available at:

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London Midland - 

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