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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
Rail strike action to hit Nantwich Arriva Trains Wales services

Rail strike action to hit Nantwich Arriva Trains Wales services

Nantwich commuters face rail travel disruption when they return to work on Monday – with all Arriva Trains Wales services cancelled due to strike action.

A planned 24-hour strike by Arriva Trains Wales drivers, as part of a dispute over pay and conditions, looks set to go ahead.

January 2, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News
Week-long rail service disruption hits hundreds of Nantwich passengers

Week-long rail service disruption hits hundreds of Nantwich passengers

Rail passengers in Nantwich have been left high and dry for a week with all services between Crewe and Shrewsbury cancelled for engineering work.

Services stopped on Saturday (November 28) and will not be back on until Monday December 7.

December 1, 2015 5 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich rail passengers face Arriva Trains Wales timetable changes

Nantwich rail passengers face Arriva Trains Wales timetable changes

Rail users in Nantwich and surrounding villages are being warned of timetable changes by Arriva Trains Wales next month.

ATW says the changes, from May 17 onwards, will improve service and frequency “for many passengers”.

Stunned rail passengers watch train staff rowing on Nantwich platform

Stunned rail passengers watch train staff rowing on Nantwich platform

Furious rail passengers were left seething when their train was delayed – after the driver appeared to leave his conductor stranded at Nantwich station.

Passengers say the 4.17pm service from Nantwich to Whitchurch had to reverse back to Nantwich station.

January 28, 2015 1 comment Human Interest, Incident, News