Tag Archives: electrification

Recap: all going on at the Salford Hub

No, it’s not an April Fool: the new footbridge at Salford Crescent really did come into use on Monday 1st April 2013 Forget the Northern Hub: it’s specifically Salford which appears to be the centre of activity on our railways … Continue reading

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New platforms for Piccadilly and the airport?

So what’s new for Greater Manchester in today’s announcement for railway investment? After all, we’ve already seen the proposals for the Northern Hub and the Ordsall Curve. We have “options” for two new through platforms at Manchester Piccadilly, capacity improvements … Continue reading

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Photo: snow and sparks

Amidst this weekend’s snow, a Northern Rail diesel train heads over Castlefield Viaduct – where work has begun on the Manchester to Liverpool electrification in the shape of gantries that will hold the overhead feed wires. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Public sector strikes and spending statements

The impact of Wednesday’s public sector strike on transport in Greater Manchester shouldn’t be too great, given that most services are operated by the private sector. TfGM advise that Travelshops are expected to be closed and bus stations are unlikely … Continue reading

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Manchester Victoria redevelopment

Some details we pilfered from Network Rail’s travelling exhibition showing more details on the redevelopment of Manchester Victoria.

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Network Rail parades plans for Northern Hub

Network Rail want to know what the public thinks about its plans to invest in the regions railway’s through their Northern Hub project – essentially the Ordsall Curve; new platforms at Piccadilly, Victoria and the Airport; and some capacity improvements … Continue reading

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London Midland to order new trains for Manchester-Scotland

Ten new four-car electric trains similar to that pictured are planned to operate services between Manchester and Scotland from 2013 – and Birmingham-based train operator London Midland will be placing the order on Transpennine Express’ behalf. Don’t tell the chaps … Continue reading

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