• Class 156 passenger service on the Mid Cheshire Line

  • All aboard the Mid Cheshire Line Music Train

  • The Cheshire Gardens Express heading through Delamere Forest

  • Freight Traffic on the Mid Cheshire Line

The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership was founded in 2003 to promote increased usage of the Mid Cheshire Railway Line and to develop and improve facilities along the route.

The Partnership is made up of key stakeholders along the Mid Cheshire Line – Cheshire Association of Local Councils, Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West & Chester Council, Forestry Commission, Knutsford Town Council, Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association, Network Rail, Northern, Northwich Town Council, Stockport Council, Trafford Council, Transport for Greater Manchester.

Northern is the main funding partner of the CRP and will be working collaboratively with the CRP board and other local stakeholders over the next 9 years to promote the line, improve stations and realise further patronage growth.

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership welcomes approaches from commercial and non commercial organisations to join the partnership.

The priorities for the Partnership are:

  1. To work with key partners through a Mid Cheshire Strategy Working Group to improve Mid Cheshire line services
  2. To promote and market the line
  3. To improve stations on the line
  4. To improve levels of community involvement on the line

In January 2012 the rail service along the Mid Cheshire Line became a Government designated “Community Rail Service” – this gives the Line a higher profile nationally, allows the CRP to access further pots of funding, offers free training and conferences for the CRP and gives greater flexibility when trying take forward new initiatives along the Line. Over the last year the Designated Fund has enabled the CRP to produce new marketing materials including new rail walks booklets, a group travel leaflet, postcards, station signage and an updated website. A huge thank you to DfT, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships for their support. 

Click here for the Annual Report 2015

Line News & Events

  • MCRUA AGM

    27th June 2017

    The 2017 AGM of Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association will take place at Plumley Village Hall ..

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  • RMT STRIKE ACTION

    8th July 2017 - 10th July 2017

    The RMT have announced three days of industrial action starting Saturday 8th July 2017 which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    Announcing our tenth year of Music Trains on the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • JULY 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work affecting the Mid Cheshire Line during July 2017 ....

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  • AUGUST 2017 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during August 2017 ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE CRP REPORT 2016

    20th April 2017

    The Mid Cheshire CRP has published its Annual Report for 2016 ....

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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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