• 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 including 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 Railways, 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 to promote the Line, improve stations and realise further patronage growth.

Other funding partners include Avanti West Coast, Cross Country Trains, Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Trafford Council and Mid Cheshire Rail Users Assocation.

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

From 19th May 2020, the Partnership is governed by a Community Interest Company - Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership CIC registered in England, Company Number 12611555.

Line News & Events

  • NEW TIMETABLE ANNOUNCED

    16th May 2021 - 11th December 2021

    Northern have published their new timetable for the Mid Cheshire Line ....

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  • METROLINK UPDATE

    15th May 2021 - 16th May 2021

    The Altrincham Metrolink line will only operate between Altrincham and Old Trafford ....

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  • JUNE 2021 BUS REPLACEMENTS

    There is engineering work on the Mid Cheshire Line during June 2021 ....

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  • CRP ACHIEVES GOVERNMENT ACCREDITATION

    9th April 2021

    The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has achieved government accreditation ....

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  • NORTH OF ENGLAND RECOVERY

    24th March 2021

    3,000 community rail volunteers and local partnerships poised to play a key role in the North of England’s recovery .....

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  • TEMPORARY COVID TIMETABLE

    18th January 2021

    Northern have introduced a Temporary Covid Timetable from Monday 18th January 2021 ....

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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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