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  1. Cheshire Rover

    Helsby Junction Improvements

    Some good news for Helsby. Compass railtours are to headquarter at the newly renovated station house. As well as railtours stopping at Helsby, there will be a new ticketing facility and hot and cold drinks etc available. In addition, the old ticket office is currently being renovated with a...
  2. Cheshire Rover

    Flooding at NLW

    Just a quick update. I was travelling into Manchester from Helsby this morning and we were delayed slightly at NLW. This apparently was caused by a flooded line and the incident is still ongoing. It is affecting trains in both directions so if you have a tight connection to make you may want to...
  3. Cheshire Rover

    Mid Cheshire line to be redesignated.

    http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/chester-news/local-chester-news/2012/01/26/re-designation-of-mid-cheshire-rail-line-59067-30199176/ From today's Chester Chronicle. The mid Cheshire line is to be designated as a "community line". Is this good news? I'm not sure what a "community line" is.
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    Mersey Ports Masterplan

    Peel Ports have issues their draft masterplan for the Merseyside and North West area. http://www.merseydocks.co.uk/assets/pdf/masterplan/Consultation_Draft.pdf It's a big document but does include many rail schemes to link port and dock expansions across the North West area. It may be...
  5. Cheshire Rover

    Mouldsworth to West Cheshire Junction

    I picked up on an article on the North Wales Coast noticeboard. http://www.nwrail.org.uk/nwnews.htm It appears that Peel Holdings are to reopen the Ellesmere Port railhead (Good news for freight fans). Now I remember this used to route freight via the now lifted, but preserved, line between...

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