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Popular train rides back open at Peacock Railway in Willaston

Popular train rides back open at Peacock Railway in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Local rail enthusiasts have been staging popular train rides once more at the Peacock Railway near Nantwich.

The days are organised by the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society and take place on their premises at the rear of The Peacock Inn, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

June 20, 2022
Car trapped under Nantwich level crossing barrier

Car trapped under Nantwich level crossing barrier

A motorist who tried to drive over a level crossing in Nantwich as the barriers closed ended up wedged underneath.

Stunned onlookers and other motorists watched in horror as these images show the unnamed Mercedes driver stuck close to the railway line.

January 26, 2022
Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Nantwich college first to train staff on gaming and gambling dangers

Reaseheath College in Nantwich is one of the first in the region to undergo specialist training on safeguarding students from gaming and gambling harm.

More than 170 members of staff at the college took part in a training workshop, delivered by Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM).

October 20, 2021
Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors are being urged to back Crewe’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked “traditional railway towns” to put a case forward to develop new headquarters for Great British Railways – a new, single, accountable public body responsible for running Britain’s railways.

October 18, 2021
Nantwich woman earns top job with luxury train company

Nantwich woman earns top job with luxury train company

A Nantwich woman has her career on the right tracks after being appointed travel centre manager for one of the world’s most luxurious trains.

Beth Cooper, who studied travel and tourism at South Cheshire College in Crewe, takes over the hot seat at Northern Belle this month.

August 20, 2021
Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Passengers had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on a train between Nantwich and Crewe.

The incident happened as the train travelled through Willaston yesterday (Sunday May 19) at around 10.30am.

May 20, 2019
The Northern Belle

Take a trip on Britain’s most luxurious train, the Northern Belle

Britain’s most luxurious train, which has its headquarters in Nantwich, will be making two special trips from Crewe within 48 hours next month.

First, the Northern Belle will head for Britain’s most romantic station Carnforth, where the classic 1940s movie Brief Encounter starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson was filmed.

March 25, 2019
Timber firm TFC donates train to Leighton Hospital Children’s Centre

Timber firm TFC donates train to Leighton Hospital Children’s Centre

Timber firm TFC has helped Leighton Hospital Children’s Centre stay on track – by donating this amazing Timber Train!

TFC Supplies Ltd donated the train for the outside play area at the hospital, following its recent £1.1m refurbishment of the children’s ward.

August 13, 2018
Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses can re-train as part of Leighton Hospital scheme

Former nurses have a chance to be paid while they retrain following the return of an award-winning programme at South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to launch its latest ‘Return to Practice programme’ in September 2018.

April 26, 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
Fire crews battle blaze on train at Calveley near Nantwich

Fire crews battle blaze on train at Calveley near Nantwich

Fire crews had to battle a blaze on a diesel train at Calveley, between Nantwich and Chester.

The blaze broke out on board the engine compartment of the train close to Station Road at around 4am yesterday (October 21).

October 22, 2017
Hundreds enjoy South Cheshire Model Society open day

Hundreds enjoy South Cheshire Model Society open day

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of train fanatics enjoyed South Cheshire Model Engineering Society’s annual Open Day

Visitors braved wet weather to attend the event at the rear of The Peacock Inn, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

September 13, 2017
Rail delays after person hit by train at Wrenbury

Rail delays after person hit by train at Wrenbury

Rail services were delayed today after a person was hit by a train at Wrenbury, near Nantwich.

Services between Shrewsbury and Manchester were disrupted until this afternoon after the incident earlier today.

October 9, 2016