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Rose Hill petition

by Geoff Abell on 23 April, 2018

The new timetable in May is planned to improve the Rose Hill Station services.  Except in the evening rush hour, due to a phantom leaf cleaning train!  See here for the Friends of Rose Hill Station petition.

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Marple and Rose Hill stations are good

by Geoff Abell on 31 January, 2018

Rose Hill station won the best bloom and Marple station best artwork in the recent Cheshire Best Kept Station event in Jan.  Well to both!

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18 September 2017  – news from TfGM                                                                                      Rail passengers to benefit from further […]

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All 2563 Stations

by Geoff Abell on 23 July, 2017

  All The Stations at Rose Hill Two intrepid people, Geoff and Vicki, are trying to visit all mainland Britain railways stations in 3 months.  About 75% of the way there, they came through Rose Hill and Marple, where they were met by Cllr Geoff Abell and former mayor, Philip Harrison, along with Friends of Rose […]

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Rail Strike

by Geoff Abell on 10 March, 2017

A reminder that the RMT planned strike on Mon 13th March is still going ahead and there will be severe disruption on the Northern local rail network.  It’s over plans to remove door opening and closing duties from guards.

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Train improvements

by Geoff Abell on 28 February, 2017

As some may know, the anticipated improvements to NW services have had to be delayed, partly because of knock-on problems electrifying the Great Western line from London to Bristol. We are told that TPE (Trans Penning Express) will make improvements to their services, particularly after the Ordsall Chord linking Piccadilly and Victoria direct opens this […]

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Extra Sunday trains from Marple in December

by Geoff Abell on 24 November, 2016

Friends of Marple Station have told us  that Northern are running several extra Sunday trains during the Christmas period (shown in bold below) from Marple to Manchester on Sundays 4, 11 and 18 December 2017.   Marple to Manchester 10.10, 10.29, 11.29, 12.10, 12.29, 14.10, 16.10, 18.10, 20:11, and 23.07 From Manchester to Marple 09.22, 11.40, […]

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Rail + Bike survey

by Geoff Abell on 5 November, 2016

The PlusBike survey, initiated by the Rail Delivery Group is now live until 20 November. Please take this survey if you have ever taken your bike on a train.  I know quite a few do from Marple and Rose Hill. The link to take the survey is:  

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Friends of Marple Station restore Miss Marple covers

by Geoff Abell on 18 August, 2016

Friends of Marple Station have recently restored versions of these covers with a more durable material, made and donated by a local firm Matthew James publishing.  These replaced ones erected in association with Marple’s 150 anniversary last year that suffered with our winter weather.

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Marple Station reopens

by Geoff Abell on 11 April, 2016

Reddish Viaduct renewed courtesy Network Rail Extensive works last week are complete and the rail link from the Hope Valley to Manchester via Marple and Reddish North is now restored.

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