• All aboard the Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

  • Entertainment continues at the pub

  • Homeward bound on a Mid Cheshire Line Music Train


2018 Music Trains programme

The 2018 Music Train programme ended on 27 November with a lunchtime Music Train for Bromborough U3A from Chester to the Railway Inn at Mobberley with the Terry Burgin Blues Band.

Their organiser wrote afterwards ‘Grateful thanks from members of Bromborough U3A for today's trip to Mobberley.

We enjoyed Terry's band from start to finish and it was good to see so many of our members with their feet tapping and singing along and I seem to recall that at one time two ladies got up to dance. Good for them!

The overall feedback from our members is extremely positive and I would like to think that we could make it an annual event’.

493 people travelled on 17 Music Trains in 2018.

Ten of these were open to everyone and seven were for groups (Bromborough U3A, Chester U3A, Chester Vision Support, Hale U3A (three times) and Hale Civic Trust).

Numbers were down on 2017, particularly at the beginning of the season because of the timetable disruption which clearly discouraged people. By August things were back to normal.

All the services that we used did run and they were unaffected by the timetable disruption.

But unfortunately we had to cancel three Music Trains in June and July because we could not be certain of getting people back from Chester on the last train.

Nevertheless hundreds of people made extra journeys along the Mid Cheshire Line and enjoyed themselves!

Thanks to the musicians (over sixty of them) and their sixteen bands.

Thanks to the staff of the venues (Alexanders at Chester, the Golden Pheasant at Plumley and the Railway inn at Mobberley).

Thanks, too, to the conductors on Northern and to the MCRUA members who acted as hosts.

Next year’s programme will begin in April and run through to October. I will start arranging it in the New Year and send out a newsletter in March.

In the meantime, if you would like me to include a Music Train for your group then please get in touch.

More Music Train details

Watch this website for further details or contact musictrains@midcheshirerail.org.uk  for more information or to sign up to the Music Trains newsletter.

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