FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station
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FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station


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FRECCLES Review of the Year and Annual General Meeting Tuesday 2nd April 2019

We will be hosting our annual meeting on TUESDAY 2nd April at 7.30pm at Eccles Community Hall (ECHO), Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles M30 OLH (public entry from 7pm, licensed bar and refreshments available). Everyone welcome.

Keynote address: Northern’s Service and the Community - Rebecca Styles, Community and Sustainability Manager, Central Region, Northern Railway


February 2019 - RMT Strike Action Suspended

The RMT strike action has been suspended, and normal Saturday services will resume on Saturday 16th February.


Who are FRECCLES ?

FRECCLES was established on 15th September 2005, the 175th anniversary of the opening of the world's first main line passenger railway between Manchester and Liverpool through Eccles on 15th September 1830. Working in partnership with ACoRP, TfGM, Salford City Council, Northern Rail and Network Rail, we aim to improve the environment and passenger services at Eccles Station and the immediate surrounding area and to put the station back into the heart of the community.

Now in its twelfth year, FRECCLES can claim to be well on the way to achieving many of these objectives. Certainly we have the strong support of all the above organisations, which recognise the work we have carried out to transform the appearance of the station. This recognition has been accompanied by significant funding which has heped us, for example, in our gardening work. However, we still lack a frequent train service - surely the most important facility one would hope to find at a railway station - and one which our many supporters in the local community expect us to correct at a stroke !

Freccles has a membership of around 40 and at least half of these are very active, being members of at least one of our subgroups - Service Development, Gardening, Heritage, Publicity and Funding. Some of these groups have separate sections on this website where you can find out more about their work. If you would like to join us, or to find out more about FRECCLES, you can contact us by email at info@freccles.org.uk or visit the Freccles page on Facebook.