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Embankment fire on railway in Willaston causes disruption

Embankment fire on railway in Willaston causes disruption

A blaze on a railway embankment in Willaston which caused disruption to rail and road traffic was caused deliberately, say fire chiefs.

The blaze broke out on parkland next to the railway embankment near Wybunbury Road in Willaston at around 5pm last night.

July 16, 2022
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Bid for Beeston and Tarporley station takes step forward

A bid to reopen a Beeston and Tarporley railway station on the Crewe-Chester line has taken another step forward.

Members of the Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have delivered a Feasibility, and Preliminary Business Case submitted to the Dept for Transport

May 11, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Great British Railways HQ countdown has started

READER’S LETTER: Great British Railways HQ countdown has started

Dear Editor,
The competition to find a new home for the Great British Railways Headquarters is now live and towns and cities from across the United Kingdom are invited to apply.

February 8, 2022
Police defend handling of M6 crash which left drivers stranded for 12 hours

Police defend handling of M6 crash which left drivers stranded for 12 hours

Police chiefs defended their handling of the impact of the M6 crash this week which left thousands of drivers stranded for up to 12 hours on the motorway in soaring temperatures.

The incident, which resulted in the death of an HGV driver, happened northbound between junctions 17 and 18 when a lorry collided with a railway bridge.

September 9, 2021
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society back on track after pandemic

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society back on track after pandemic

Members of the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society are back on track after staging their first event since the outbreak of Covid pandemic.

They held a “Track Open Day” on Sunday (August 22) which allowed the first visitors to their site Willaston in 18 months.

August 25, 2021
Nantwich shops and businesses show Pride in their town

Nantwich shops and businesses show Pride in their town

Nantwich shop and business owners have been taking part in Nantwich Pride Festival 2021, writes Jonathan White.

Numerous outlets set up window displays in their premises in support of the festival.

July 17, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Help restore footpath to Nantwich railway station

READER’S LETTER: Help restore footpath to Nantwich railway station

Dear Editor,
There is a footpath between Shrewbridge Road and the railway station on Wellington Road.

It runs close to the railway, along Brookfield Park.

November 4, 2020
HS2 Ltd announces “formal” start of construction of railway

HS2 Ltd announces “formal” start of construction of railway

HS2 Ltd has today announced the formal start of construction on the project which will eventually connect South Cheshire to London in under an hour.

It follows the announcement in April when Department for Transport gave approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project.

September 4, 2020
Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could reopen by 2022

Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could reopen by 2022

Beeston Castle and Tarporley railway station could be reopened as early as December 2022, it emerged today.

It is one of 50 proposals submitted from around the UK to the Government’s “Restoring Your Railway Fund”.

July 16, 2020
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society stage Macmillan fundraiser

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society stage Macmillan fundraiser

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society hosted a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support on their premises at the rear of The Peacock Inn in Willaston.

September 29, 2019
George Eardley and his horror Nantwich rail accident in new war heroes book

George Eardley and his horror Nantwich rail accident in new war heroes book

A new book telling the stories of 22 British war heroes features a Victoria Cross winner who was badly injured in a horrific Nantwich railway accident.

George Eardley VC was driving with his wife when their car was crushed by an express train which had crashed through barriers.

December 5, 2018
Steam train programme maker to stage Crewe Lyceum talk

Steam train programme maker to stage Crewe Lyceum talk

Self-confessed Crewe train spotter and TV programme maker David Parker returns to the town this month to give an illustrated talk on his new programme, “Flying Scotsman and the Golden Age of Steam”.

And on stage at Crewe Lyceum with David will be special guest Bryan Skellon, a retired Crewe Works railway engineer whose book of memories Inside Crewe Works is published in September.

September 4, 2018
Railway embankment blaze disrupts train services between Crewe and Chester

Railway embankment blaze disrupts train services between Crewe and Chester

A rapidly spreading blaze on a railway embankment in Crewe has caused delays to local services.

Firefighters have been battling the blaze off Dunwoody Way in Crewe since it started at around 1.20pm today (June 29).

June 29, 2018