On Sat 4th July 2015, The NCRUG rode the Parliamentary train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway. A trip to highlighting their knowledge and how they believe the reopening of the line will be extremely beneficial.
Recently the Welsh Government agreed with NCRUG, Liverpool Transport Executive that the Halton Curve creates excellent economical links with North, and North East Wales.
All of this was made possible by the 1 1/4 miles of Halton Curve upgrade in the bough of Halton, Cheshire which was completed in May last year.
Vital upgrades to track and signalling have enabled services to run in both directions over the Halton Curve - bringing it back into full use.
The Curve links the Chester/Warrington line and the Liverpool/Crewe line at Frodsham Junction.
There are now new Wrexham to Liverpool services running from Monday to Saturday, with two trains a day running from Wrexham to Liverpool and one in the other direction.
A celebration event was centered around the 6:35 Wrexham General to Liverpool Lime Street service on the morning of Monday 20 May. Much of the event took place at Liverpool Lime Street station ready for the arrival of the train at 07:59.
An additional event took taking place at Wrexham General station, hosted by Transport for Wales, to mark the service's departure, after which guests traveled on the train to the event at Lime Street.
The Lime Street event involved speeches from representatives of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Network Rail, the Welsh Assembly Transport Minister and the Northern Powerhouse Minister.
Also the NCRUG held a showcase stand at Chester Station giving away goodies, helping to provided knowledge and information about their cause.
He says it want's it to be a success, to a fashion trains may run out of Liverpool via Chester, in to Wales and on to Cardiff. As with the grroup It's clear Cedric is still passionate, ambitious and energetic for the line link to prove it's worth.
It's a credit to him and his team from NCRUG to all the hard work and efforts they pour in to the area thus benefiting all passengers.
"We believe that the use of local rail services should be encouraged both for environmental and social reasons. The Group also acts as a communications channel between Transport for Wales (ATW) and, where relevant, also with Northern (NT) and the customers of both these Train Operating Companies."
"And where necessary, NCRUG act as a communications channel between Network Rail and users of the local stations. The Group publishes a newsletter four times a year. This is distributed free to members of the Group."
The AGM is held in October. This is usually held at Frodsham.
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