Latest Rail News

01.04.15

Easter closure at Manchester Victoria for signalling transfer

Manchester Victoria station will be closed from 00.01 on Friday 3 April to 05.00 on Tuesday 7 April while the signalling control is transferred from the Manchester North Signalling Control Centre near Salford Crescent station to the new route operating centre (ROC) at Ashburys.

Work will also be taking place between Manchester and Bolton via Farnworth, strengthening one of the Farnworth Tunnels in preparation for work to electrify the line for services from December 2016. That closure is from 00.30 on Friday to 06.00 on Tuesday, and there will be a subsequent full line closure from 2 May to 4 October 2015.

Ian Joslin, area director for Network Rail, said: “Both of these sets of work are part of our ongoing investment to provide a more reliable and efficient railway in the north west of England.

“Relocating the signalling controls is an important step in the modernisation of the railway in and around Greater Manchester and is part of a national strategy to make the railway more reliable and efficient.

“I apologise for any inconvenience this essential work may cause but the result will be a better railway for passengers from across the north west.”

Spokespeople for Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express also apologised for the disruption but promised as much extra help and information as possible, and said the works would improve the railway in the long run.

Separate Easter works on the West Coast Main Line near Euston will affect train travel to and from London. Visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk/easter

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to in... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >