• 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. 

Line News & Events

  • TRANSPORT FOR WALES CLUB 50

    2nd September 2019 - 24th November 2019

    You can now save on offpeak tickets to destinations across the Wales and Borders network .....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE POSTERS

    25th August 2019

    You can now purchase our Mid Cheshire Line Marvellous Days Out Posters Online ....

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  • MID CHESHIRE LINE MUSIC TRAINS

    There are Music Trains planned for September ....

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  • WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

    20th August 2019

    'Unsung heroes' praised as green project breathe life back into railway station ....

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  • STOCKPORT BEER WEEK

    19th September 2019 - 29th September 2019

    Stockport Beer Week is back again for 2019 and is just down the road from Stockport railway station ....

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  • SEPTEMBER 2019 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during September 2019 ....

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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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