Manchester to Stalybridge

We’re working to upgrade the 8 mile long section of railway between Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge. This will provide railway passengers in Greater Manchester with faster, more frequent, and more reliable trains in the future.
Overhead line equipment work being carried out at night.

Ongoing Overhead Line Equipment Installation

We are continuing to carry out overhead line equipment (OLE) piling and installation work between Manchester and Stalybridge.

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Sunnyside Lane Bridge Reconstruction

We are working to replace the road bridge at Sunnyside Lane, to allow the installation of Overhead Line Equipment (OLE)

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Summer 2021 Improvements

We’ve already carried out major improvements between Manchester and Stalybridge, including work completed over a 16-day blockade in August 2021 when we completely reconstructed two bridges and installed a new track layout at Miles Platting to enable trains to run faster.

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Christmas 2021 Improvements

Between Christmas and New Year, over 100 workers improved track and upgraded signalling equipment outside Manchester Victoria to help to bring a more modern, reliable railway as well as creating the capacity for more trains to run in the future, improving connectivity across the North.

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