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Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have reiterated support for the planned HS2 route between Crewe and Manchester – but are calling for “world class mitigation” for the environment.

Phase 2b of the high-speed rail link is due to be built to the west of Middlewich and Knutsford – including through the Cheshire Showground in Tabley.

September 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Train fans flock to Crewe to see The Flying Scotsman

Train fans flock to Crewe to see The Flying Scotsman

Train fans gathered in their hundreds in Crewe today to see the iconic Flying Scotsman steaming into Cheshire.

The famous locomotive set out from Crewe station before travelling across North Wales to Holyhead.

September 22, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Two men injured in railway incident at Cholmondeston near Nantwich

Two men injured in railway incident at Cholmondeston near Nantwich

Two rail workers have been injured in an incident at Cholmondeston railway bridge near Nantwich.

Cheshire Police, British Transport Police and Cheshire fire crews from Nantwich, Crewe and the major incident rescue unit from Winsford were called to the scene at 2.45am today (September 19).

September 19, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust says it has secured more funding to secure landscaping and ecology work when the HS2 rail line is built through South Cheshire.

Members of the trust say they have “received assurances” from the company that their concerns have been taken on-board for Phase 2a of the work.

We join call for better rail services and connections across Cheshire and North West

We join call for better rail services and connections across Cheshire and North West

Today we have joined forces with media outlets across the North West to issue a rallying cry to the government to end rail services chaos in this region.

As part of a day of action, news titles across the region are starting a petition calling on ministers to come good on their “Northern Powerhouse” promise.

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

A new HS2 hub station in Crewe will provide seven high-speed trains per hour, the Government has announced.

The Department for Transport has published its results of the consultation ‘Crewe Hub: options for building on existing connectivity’ held in 2017.

Nantwich rail passengers stranded as Arriva Trains Wales runs out of trains

Nantwich rail passengers stranded as Arriva Trains Wales runs out of trains

Hundreds of rail travellers in Nantwich and Crewe have been left stranded after Arriva Trains Wales pulled services because they “ran out of trains”.

It’s believed rail chiefs have been told that a number of trains were potentially ‘damaged’ by running over a faulty set of points in Wales overnight.

February 28, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Person hit by train at Nantwich sparks long rail delays

Person hit by train at Nantwich sparks long rail delays

A person has been hit by a train in Nantwich, sparking long delays on the Shrewsbury to Crewe line.

Arriva Train Wales now say the line has re-opened two hours after the incident.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Incident, News
Rail junction sign returns to Nantwich after almost 50-year absence

Rail junction sign returns to Nantwich after almost 50-year absence

A sign from the signal box which used to control a railway junction has been returned to Nantwich – almost 50 years after it was last seen.

The Nantwich-Market Drayton Junction sign is now being displayed at Nantwich Museum on Pillory Street.

November 28, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Rail firm helps Wistaston Scouts stay on right track

Rail firm helps Wistaston Scouts stay on right track

Crewe-based Train Bits & More (TBM) has donated bathroom equipment and expertise to help the Wistaston 35th Scout Troop complete their new scout
centre and community facility.

The new-build, located off Elm Close in Wistaston, has been constructed to replace the old building that became outdated and unsafe.

November 1, 2017 0 comments Business, Business
Storm Brian to hit rail Crewe and Nantwich rail services

Storm Brian to hit rail Crewe and Nantwich rail services

Rail travellers in Crewe and Nantwich could be delayed by Storm Brian this weekend, operators have warned.

Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail say the severe weather forecast means emergency speed restrictions will be in place on the Nantwich-Crewe line between Wales and Manchester.

October 20, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Cheshire East leaders welcome latest Government HS2 report

Cheshire East leaders welcome latest Government HS2 report

Council leaders in Cheshire East have welcomed a Government report which revealed more details about Phase Two of high-speed rail project HS2.

The report from the Secretary of State confirms the intended route known as 2b through Cheshire East and on to Manchester Airport and Manchester.

November 15, 2016 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Rail fans were kept on track at the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society annual open day.

The free event took place at the society’s premises behind the Peacock Hotel, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

September 17, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope