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 […]

Goostrey Station restoration

Goostrey Station restoration

Great ‘before and after’ photographs of the old ticket office at Goostrey Station from The Railway Heritage Trust showing the dramatic improvements as the work comes to an end. Many thanks to the Trust and Network Rail for rescuing one of the few remaining of its type. .

Scaffolding coming down on station building

Scaffolding coming down on station building

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

Station refurbishment

Station refurbishment

Network Rail begins to bring Goostrey’s railway building back into use with The Railway Heritage Trust and Friends of Goostrey Station.  First stage will be exterior refurbishment. (Photos from @RailwayHeritage)  

Train strike suspended (after this Sat)

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. […]

Rail strike continues

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)    

No weekend trains in February

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 […]

Delay to Station Bridge

Delay to Station Bridge

Update on Goostrey station bridge from the Parish Council: ‘Cheshire East Highways have informed us that the scheme to install a safe area for pedestrians to cross the Station Bridge and traffic lights is on hold.  We received the following explanation directly from Cheshire East Highways last week. “The scheme was programmed in to commence […]

Current train times

Current train times

A reminder of train times; to avoid “a heart-attack inducing dash for a train” such as one resident recently had to endure! Worth checking times before you travel as the drivers are working to rule due to their dispute with RMT; along with the problem of there not being enough drivers to service the new […]