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13.12.12

Salford Crescent piling work due to start

Piling work at Salford Crescent is set to begin this Christmas, as part of a station refurbishment which will increase the amount of space for passengers.

Principal contractor Buckingham will drive steel piles into the ground to provide support for the new ticket office, footbridge and staircase that will be in use by early 2014. the new ticket office will be built at road level, linked to the platforms via a footbridge, stair and a lift.

The existing ramp is not wheelchair friendly and causes a bottleneck at the ticket office.

Platforms at Salford Crescent are also to be extended to accommodate six-carriage trains, allowing much more room for passengers to ease chronic overcrowding.

The piling and signalling works will begin on Christmas Eve and continue till Saturday 29 December. A limited train services will be provided on some routes during this period.

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