Work on station upgrade starts

Kidsgrove Station feb 2019 copyWork is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by spring 2019.

Network Rail has started work on the £5 million Kidsgrove ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which will transform the way passengers with all mobility needs use the railway. The vital upgrade will install three new lifts at either side of platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as a brand new footbridge linking the platforms.

Campaigners have been calling for improvements to access for nearly 20 years as the only step-free access is to the Manchester-to-Stoke platform (1). [Read more…]

Biddulph Grange

Easter egg trailCadbury Easter Trail Become an Eggsplorer for the day! Join us this Easter weekend for the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail around the garden. Run around the garden, hunting high and low, under rocks and in trees for the hidden eggs! Discover them all to find the easter bunny! If you manage to track him down you can then enjoy your delicious Cadbury egghead! The prize at the end of your adventure will be a Cadbury Egghead. Easter weekend – 25rd March 28th March, 11am – 5pm. Tickets £2 (per trail), booking not needed, normal admission charges apply. Information 01782 517999,

Alsager station ‘twins’ with Rose Hill

Alsager and Rose Hill twinning 3North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP) launched a new project at Alsager station on Friday 22 May.

Called ‘station twinning’ the project aims to join North Staffordshire Line station volunteers with volunteers from other areas of the rail network to share ideas through reciprocal visits to improve their stations for passengers. Alsager station, on East Midlands Trains Crewe-Derby route, and Rose Hill station, Marple, which provides services to Manchester Piccadilly, were both formerly stations on the old North Staffordshire Railway. The stations’ volunteer teams were also fellow winners at the annual Cheshire Best Kept Stations awards, so had an ideal foundation to be the first station ‘twins’.

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Call for speed cameras on #kidsgrove bank

Kidsgrove road 2aA car crash that closed the road at the top of Kidsgrove Bank for several hours has led to calls for speed cameras to be sited there.

The car knocked down a telegraph pole and bent a lamppost near the junction with Mobberley Road as it travelled along the A50 towards Goldenhill. [Read more…]

£10k for Kidsgrove Town Centre

KidsgroveThe Kidsgrove Town Team have received a welcome cash boost of £10k from Newcastle Borough Council to help improve the town centre’s future prospects. [Read more…]

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