Mossley station

Mossley station set for accessibility revamp

Passengers are set to benefit from a fully accessible Mossley station for the first time since 1849, as the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) outlines its relocation plans.

The proposals for the new station in Greater Manchester include an accessible footbridge with lifts, extended platforms, and full electrification of the route.

The revamped Mossley station would be 300 metres east of its current site, which Network Rail says will be maintained with special care for the existing station’s historic elements, such as the station building.

The car park will also remain to help alleviate potential overflow in the new station.

Aerial review of Mossley station

The TRU will conduct a public consultation to get the views of local residents and businesses on the plans for both the new station and the existing one.

Network Rail says the works for the relocation would be completed by the end of the decade.

“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,” says Jonathan Reynolds, the MP for Stalybridge and Hyde.

Neil Holm, TRU managing director, adds: “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.”

Holm continues: “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.”

Image credit: Network Rail


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