16-17 Saver Railcard

As the summer holidays come to an end, there’s good news for those either going on to learn a new trade or continue studies at a local college:  The 16-17 Saver railcard!
With effect from 02 September 2019, it gives anyone lucky enough to be so young 50% off rail travel to and from Goostrey Station (Ts and Cs apply, as always).
We would strongly encourage those who qualify and / or their parents to visit https://www.16-17saver.co.uk to learn more about the Railcard, including how and where to apply.
Keep up to date with the Friends of Goostrey Station (FoGS) website it’s regularly updated so you can make the most of our local Station, as well as hopefully making it cheaper!
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Scaffolding coming down on station building

The scaffolding is being taken down on the old Railway building as the work progresses.

Station building April 2019 progress

Photo: M. Hughes

Here are some photographs from a walk around at the weekend, you can see shiny new green/red paint and where cladding has been replaced – and where work still needs to be carried out:

 

Train strike suspended (after this Sat)

🚊 At last….train strike suspended!  🚊 

(No trains this Sat tho). And there will be weekend replacement buses while engineering works are carried further down the line, but still……

Is a conductor the same as a guard?

“RMT has agreed to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about the future role of the conductor. This follows positive discussions between RMT and Northern. It is unfortunately too late to reintroduce a full timetable in time for 09/02/19. bit.ly/2WIVDvL” Northern.

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Rail strike continues

⚠ RMT UNION STRIKE ACTION ⚠ don’t forget; rail strikes are planned for every Saturday until the 16 February – with no replacement buses at Goostrey.

You can find more details here: bit.ly/ARNStrike

(and it’s replacement buses only on February Sundays due to bridge works)

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No weekend trains in February

Network Rail announcement: (check before travelling!)

Passengers who travel between Crewe and Manchester are being advised to plan ahead as work to replace a bridge over the West Coast main line will ramp up in early 2019.

For four consecutive weekends, from Saturday 2 to Sunday 24 February, Network Rail will carry out work to replace the Sydney Road bridge in Crewe.

Rail disruption Feb 2019The project is being delivered by Network Rail on behalf of Cheshire East Council and includes replacing the existing single-lane road bridge with a structure wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic and safer routes for cyclists and pedestrians.

A closure of the railway is needed to safely remove the existing bridge structure and lift the new, wider bridge into place using a giant crane.

Passengers can plan and check their journeys at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Chris Atkins, project manager for Network Rail, said: “We are working closely with the train operators to minimise the disruption to passengers and raise awareness of these changes to weekend services between Crewe and Manchester in February.

“We understand that this work also affects our lineside neighbours and have written to residents who live near to where our work is taking place.

“There is never a good time to impact journeys but we have planned the work to affect the fewest number of passengers over the shortest period of time. This is essential work and I’d like to thank passengers in advance for their understanding.”

During the closures, Virgin Trains and CrossCountry services to and from Manchester will not call at Crewe or Wilmslow and be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent. Northern’s train services will start and terminate at Alderley Edge, with bus replacement services operating between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Work to replace the Sydney Road bridge began in October and has required a closure of the road, which will remain in place until the end of May 2019. A clearly sign-posted diversion route remains in place and a temporary footbridge has been installed for pedestrians.

For travel information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.