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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Steam Train Specials

The programme of steam trains through Helsby, Frodsham & Runcorn East this year is as follows:-

19th July 2015 - Steam hauled "The North Wales Coast Express" runs on the 19th July runs from Liverpool to Chester & Holyhead operated by the Railway Touring Company fares from  £74; further pick up points at Broad Green, Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham(11.30 return 21.10). 

21st July 2015 - CANCELLED - Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" runs on the 21st July runs from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

2nd August 2015  - Steam hauled "The North Wales Coast Express"  on the 2nd August  runs from Liverpool to Chester & Holyhead operated by the Railway Touring Company for  £74; further pick up points at Broad Green, Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham(11.30 return 21.10).

4th August 2015  - Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 4 August runs  from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

25th August 2015 - CANCELLED Steam hauled the "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 25th August runs from Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog operated by  the "Railway Touring Company" fares from £89: further pick up points at  Warrington Bank Quay and Frodsham (08.30 return at 19.30).

All excursions are run by The Rail Touring Company

The "Welsh Mountaineer" on the 21st July, 4th and 25th August will pass through Frodsham at approx. 08:20 and 19:30.

The "North Wales Coast Express" on the 19th July and 2nd August will pass through Frodsham at approx. 11:30 and 21:10.

It remains to be seen whether they all will run due to the current problems with the train operators also the locomotives to be used remain unclear at the time of writing.

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