Wires up, rails down between Manchester and Stalybridge

Engineers carrying out major rail upgrades between Manchester and Stalybridge under even greyer skiesImage Network Rail

The huge Transpennine Route Upgrade improvements programme, driven by Network Rail, continues in the Greater Manchester area. Works are underway to electrify and improve tracks between Manchester and Stalybridge. The multi-billion-pound project will see the main MAnchester – Leeds line fully electrified and bring faster, more frequent and reliable trains in the future, and will provide more capacity, potentially for freight operations. There will however be disruptions until May on this stage of the project.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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