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Network Rail engineering works over Christmas period

19 Dec 2016

From Sunday, 18 December to Monday, 2 January Network Rail is carrying out engineering works on part of the rail network that serves Manchester city centre stations

It is the latest phase of their £1 billion investment locally, which includes the Ordsall Chord rail link between Manchester’s Victoria and Piccadilly stations, opening up network capacity and supporting the regional economy.

The work will take place between Sunday, 18 December and Monday, 2 January and will affect many train services which run to or through Manchester Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations. The work includes removing and replacing the bridge at Water Street, strengthening the Castlefield viaduct, laying new track and realigning existing track as well as adding overhead line equipment and signals. Roads around where the rail work is taking place – Trinity Way, Water Street, Liverpool Road – will be affected by local diversions. 

Network Rail has planned the work so it results in minimal disruption over what is traditionally a quieter time of the year for commuter journeys.

You can plan your journey on the TfGM website.

For more information about the work itself visit: