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 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:
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.
28th April 2017
RMT have announced another day of industrial action on Friday 28 April 2017 which will affect services on the Mid Cheshire Line ....
Announcing our tenth year of Music Trains on the Mid Cheshire Line ....
18th April 2017 - 16th May 2017
The Transpennine Club 55 offer is back until 16th May 2017 ....
20th April 2017
The Mid Cheshire CRP has published its Annual Report for 2016 ....
There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during May 2017 ....
10th January 2017
Chester and Delamere are two of Cheshire’s Best Kept Stations ....
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.