• Class 156 passenger service on the Mid Cheshire Line

  • All aboard the Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

  • Class 150 local passenger train at Delamere Railway Station

  • Class 150 local passenger train departs Northwich for Chester

  • Gardens at Knutsford Railway Station

  • Class 150 local passenger train at Mobberley Railway Station

  • The Cheshire Gardens Express heading through Delamere Forest

  • Freight Traffic on the Mid Cheshire Line

The Mid Cheshire Line

The Mid Cheshire Railway Line passes through the beautiful, scenic mid Cheshire countryside linking Chester and Manchester. It is a vital route for commuting to work and accessing local services but also has many opportunities for leisure journeys for shopping, outdoor pursuits and cultural activities.

The Line offers a low carbon way to explore Cheshire towns and villages such as Knutsford, Northwich, Hale and Altrincham, access scenic walks from every station, enjoy good food and real ale and explore all that the cities of Manchester and Chester have to offer.

The Mid Cheshire Railway Line is operated by Northern and provides rail links to the national rail network at Manchester, Chester and Stockport and with the Metrolink Tram network at Altrincham.

Explore this website to find out more about each station and the local attractions, events on the line and the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership.

Line News & Events

  • TIMETABLE CHANGE

    18th June 2019

    Those passengers travelling on the Monday to Friday 1641 from Manchester .....

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  • KNUTSFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL

    20th June 2019 - 23rd June 2019

    Take the train to the Knutsford Music Festival ....

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  • SALLY BUTTIFANT MBE

    10th June 2019

    Sally Buttifant, our former rail officer has been honoured with an MBE .....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    There are Music Trains planned for June and July including a lunchtime special....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE ART EXHIBITION

    31st March 2019

    The Mid Cheshire Line Art Exhibtion has opened on Stockport Railway Station ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    14th May 2019

    Two Mid Cheshire 'Music Trains' lined up for May ....

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This site has been re-designed using funding from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund - thank you to DfT, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships for their support.

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