Romiley station

Upgrades at Romiley station set to commence next month

Work is set to begin January at Romiley station on the Hope Valley line to extend the platforms allowing longer trains to stop there.

The upgrades on platforms 1 and 2 will begin on January 4th and will involve strengthening the railway bridge which forms part of the station.

The railway will have to be closed at certain times to ensure the work can be carried out safely.

No trains are set to run between New Mills Central and Sheffield on 8th January or between Manchester Piccadilly on 16th and 23rd January.

Rail replacement bus services will be in place to ensure passengers can keep moving.

Parts of Romiley stations car park will be out of use for the duration of the work between January and February.

This will be done to create space for a site compound with facilities for railway staff.

Jim Scholes, Project Manager at Network Rail spoke on the work being undertaken at Romiley station.

Mr Scholes said: “These essential platform extensions will allow for longer trains to stop at Romiley station, while also ensuring the bridge is safe for years to come.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we complete this major upgrade.”

Chris Jackson, Regional Director for Northern spoke on what the upgrades will mean for passengers.

Mr Jackson said: “Whilst we will have an amended service for the Hope Valley… we welcome the investment and the long-term benefits for customers.

“We will be running bus replacement services between Manchester and Sheffield on affected Sundays.

“[We] are asking passengers to check the details of their journey on www.nationalrail.co.uk before they travel.”

The work will take place during a combination of day and night-time shifts to extend the platforms and strengthen the bridge.

(Featured image: Network Rail Air Operations).

 

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