A Virtual Stroll Along the Mickle Trafford-Shotton Railway
Above, we see an increasingly common sight on the old Mickle Trafford railway these days- a family group enjoying quiet companionship, good exercise and fresh air, safe from speeding drivers and polluted air. Rare qualities indeed in today's rat race Chester.
With these two final views of more happy users of the cycletrack, photographed in August 2000, we come to the end of this part of our exploration of the Mickle Trafford railway in this direction- at least for the moment.
I hope you have enjoyed our little trip and have learned something of this very special- and very threatened- place. Look out for further episodes appearing soon.
If you, in common with many, many more of Chester's citzens, feel you would like to see this old railway restored in a manner which would preserve its rural peace, but make it available to all to enjoy as a safe car-free route for efficiently getting around Chester and district, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW- before it's too late!
As the Government Office for the North West will be taking
the final decision upon Chester's Local Transport Plan, we urge all
those wishing to prevent the CDTS Busway destroying the new SUSTRANS
route to write to: