Mossley to welcome fully accessible rail station for first time

For the first time since its opening in 1849, passengers are set to have a fully accessible rail station in Mossley, Greater Manchester.
Date 22.02.24

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) has outlined its proposal to relocate Mossley station. The proposals include an accessible footbridge with lifts, extended platforms to support longer trains allowing more seats for passengers, and full electrification of the route through the town for cleaner, faster journeys.

Located around 300m east of its current site, the relocated Mossley station is set to be completed by the end of the decade as part of the multi-billion-pound TRU project between Manchester and York, bringing cleaner, greener and better travel along the route.

Jonathan Reynolds MP said:

I am delighted we are finally getting the new Mossley station we deserve. Alongside the Mossley councillors, I have long campaigned for an accessible station, and I am thrilled that it is coming to fruition at last.

“These plans represent not a piecemeal solution but a transformative one, which will see Mossley thrive as a place that people can more reliably and inclusively rely on the rail network for work, study and leisure.

“Naturally there may be some local disruption whilst works take place, but please bear with this. The long-term economic benefits will be considerable and help make Mossley a brilliant place to live.

The existing Mossley Station site will have historical elements retained, including the station building. The car park will remain in operation to tackle potential overflow from the new station.

TRU will engage with local residents and businesses through a public consultation later in the year to discuss plans for both the existing site and the new station.

Transpennine Route Upgrade Managing Director, Neil Holm, said:

“The construction of a new, fully accessible station in Mossley tackles the obvious challenges facing those with mobility needs and those travelling with prams, luggage or who have other access requirements.

“The new Mossley station and wider work underway now across TRU will provide greater access to the railway for more people and cleaner, greener and more reliable journeys for passengers. We look forward to working with the community on our plans.”

Public consultation and further details of Transpennine Route Upgrade plans at Mossley will be available later this year.

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