Track upgrade works

Stalybridge upgrade works bridging the gap for further TRU renovations

Essential track works are set to be conducted at Stalybridge to ensure the passenger journeys between Manchester and Huddersfield are smoother and more reliable moving forward.

This scheme comes as part of the of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), seeing works begin this September. The project will see more than 125 railway engineers working around the clock as they aim to replace 1.2km of rail track.

With the ambitions of the TRU being a cleaner, quieter electrified route, these essential renovation works will act as a steppingstone to the future requisite upgrades to complete the project. This will, in turn, support the continued economic growth in the North, whilst delivering major passenger benefits through maximised line capacity and improved interconnectivity.

Rob Warnes, Strategic Development Director for Northern, said:

 “We’re really grateful for everybody’s patience whilst these transformational works are taking place. Once this work is complete, our customers can look forward to greener, quieter and more reliable journeys on electric trains running between Manchester and Stalybridge in the coming years.”

Due to these works causing disruptions to passenger journeys, rail services will be diverted between Manchester and Leeds via the recently upgraded Calder Valley Route, accompanied by bus services being provided for shorter journeys between Manchester and Huddersfield.

Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director for Transpennine Express, said:

 “As work continues on the Transpennine Route Upgrade between Stalybridge and Huddersfield this weekend (03, 04 September) and the following weekend (10, 11 September), there will be a number of service alterations for Transpennine Express services.

"Customers are advised to allow for additional time to travel and to check carefully for the latest travel advice before they travel on our website www.tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/changes-to-train-times; updates will also be available on our social media channels. In addition, extra support will be available for passengers from Customer Delivery Managers who will be on hand to assist customers with their journeys.”

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