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Brine Leas headteacher calls for Network Rail apology over image of pupils

Brine Leas headteacher calls for Network Rail apology over image of pupils

A Nantwich school headteacher has demanded an apology from Network Rail for using an image of its pupils taken more than two years ago to highlight rail safety.

The image, which we have chosen not to publish but has been shared widely, shows two former Brine Leas pupils in school uniform posing on a section of rail tracks between Nantwich station and London Road level crossing.

September 10, 2020
More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
High-speed rail could cause yet more disruption in Cheshire after the Government announced plans for extra infrastructure to be built.

Residents are being asked for views on the latest plans for HS2 Phase 2b, between Crewe and Manchester.

June 9, 2019
Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Lords are calling on the Government to consider scrapping plans to build a new HS2 line through Cheshire’s countryside and upgrade the existing mainline instead.

May 20, 2019
Nantwich-based luxury train Northern Belle appoints new general manager

Nantwich-based luxury train Northern Belle appoints new general manager

Nantwich-based Northern Belle, one of the world’s most luxurious trains, has appointed former general manager Jeanette Snape to be its new managing director.

And among her first moves has been to arrange for the Flying Scotsman, the world’s most famous steam locomotive, to haul four special excursions from Crewe and Manchester this summer.

January 18, 2019
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
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
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
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.

July 21, 2018
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.

June 5, 2018
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.

March 9, 2018
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
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
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