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ozzie246: This area seems to have degraded significantly since the cache was placed. Time to go I think. Thanks to all seekers of this cache. Ozzie246.


SideTracked - Warrington Central

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Hidden : 01/23/2012
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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About SideTracked

We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.


Warrington Central railway station is one of two main railway stations serving the town of Warrington in the north-west of England. It is located on the southern route of the Liverpool to Manchester Line (the former Cheshire Lines Committee route between Liverpool and Manchester), and is situated around halfway between the two cities. Central station is used by stopping trains between Liverpool and Manchester, and express services between Liverpool and the North East or between Liverpool and East Anglia.

The main station building faces away from the town and is of a classical style with some polychrome brickwork. Most of it is rented out to small businesses, the booking office and other facilities having been relocated to a modern building at a lower level. From street level, passengers climb six steps or a short ramp to reach the booking office, and climb further steps to the platforms. Disabled passengers can now easily access both platforms as lifts were installed in June 2008, making Warrington Central fully accessible for the first time. The station has a customer service office, toilets, waiting rooms, a newsagent and a coffee stall. The entrance building was enlarged and modernised in 2010-11. Outside there is a car park and a taxi rank. The station is located close to Warrington Bus Interchange. The adjoining Cheshire Lines Warehouse (a listed building) has been redeveloped as apartments, along with six new apartment blocks.

There are eight trains an hour passing through Warrington Central. Northern Rail operate two suburban stopping services per hour to Liverpool Lime Street via Widnes and two suburban stopper services per hour towards Manchester Oxford Road via Irlam. Late services also terminate at Warrington from either Manchester or Liverpool. First TransPennine Express operate an hourly service to Liverpool Lime Street via Liverpool South Parkway and an hourly express service towards Scarborough via Leeds and York. There are also daily services to Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Hull (all via Leeds). Late services run short to York only. East Midlands Trains operate an hourly service to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Widnes and Liverpool South Parkway only and an hourly express service to Norwich via Sheffield and Nottingham. Late services run to Nottingham only.

Please note that this cache is on Winwick Street and not on the tracks! You are looking for a green nano container - beware of many muggles here at most times. You will need a pen. Please replace as found.

I have changed the cache container as a result of some comments on here.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur fznyyre bs 2 obkrf. Prager erne.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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