• 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

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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

  • Making Tracks 2

    18th July 2022 - 3rd September 2022

    Enjoy Pete Waterman and his Railnut's 64 ft long brand new Model Railway at Chester Cathedral ....

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  • Through the Train Window

    22nd July 2022 - 31st August 2022

    Enter our fun summer 22 competition! Budding photographers or keen rail travelers you are all welcome. Below is our T&C’s and we’d just like to wish you all good luck!

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    7th July 2022 - 19th October 2022

    Music Trains are back in 2022 ....

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  • Friends of Altrincham Interchange Celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Birthday

    21st April 2022

    Happy Birthday to HM #QueenElizabeth and thank you for officially opening our Platform #Library #Bookswap #Altrincham on Platform 4 ....

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    Ride the train to Northwich then take a 15 minute walk to Vickersway Park and enjoy the CRP Wonderful Wildlife Activity Trail ....

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    18th October 2021

    Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership joins national campaign encouraging people to ‘Go Green by Train’ to help tackle climate emergency .....

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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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