Line News & Events

  • Cheshire Best Kept Stations

    5th February 2019

    Frodsham has won the Best Kept Gardens Award 2018 ....

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  • News from the Line

    31st October 2018

    News from Runcorn East and Helsby Stations ....

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  • Runcorn East Celebrations

    3rd October 2018

    Runcorn East Railway Station marks the station's 35th Opening Anniversary and an end of an era with ATW ....

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  • Latest NCRUG News

    1st October 2018

    Read the latest News from North Cheshire Rail Users Group ....

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  • Liverpool Here We Come

    10th June 2018

    Sunday 10th June was a significant milestone in the history of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group .... 

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  • Helsby Footbridge

    13th June 2018

    Helsby Footbridge works have started and two temporary footbridges are now in place ....

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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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