The Mid Cheshire Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has celebrated a busy and successful month for Music Trains this September.
The Mid Cheshire Line CRP host special Music Trains annually, and the full summer programme returned this year from April to October. In 2023, the programme’s fifteenth year, Music Trains continue to be popular and well-received, and engagement with the programme is building back up to pre-Covid levels.
As well as running two evening Music Trains open to members of the public from Chester and Altrincham, the partnership also ran four extra special events for groups – setting a new record of six Music Trains in a month!
The special additional trips included those for Cheshire Carers Trust, Chester Vision Support, Hale U3a and Norley WI, which Northern provided generous additional support for to cover tickets and some event costs.
Earlier this year alongside Music Trains organiser Michael Ross, the partnership developed guidance for other community rail partnerships who are interested in developing their own programme of Music Trains. The guidance covers all aspects of staging a Music Train event, including building an audience, train routes and timings, and the logistics of hosting a range of musicians and performers on a moving train.
Read the guidance document here.
The Mid Cheshire Line CRP Music Trains programme will start again in April 2024.
Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the Mid Cheshire Line CRP via their website.