Manchester’s Victoria Station has closed this weekend to make way for a massive refurb project.
The Great North Rail Project (GNRP) posted images on Twitter showing how the station looks today – the tracks have been ripped out and what once was the station, is now a huge dirt pit.
The train station is due to be closed until Tuesday 3 April, as engineers work to transform the tracks and electrify routes.
This morning, GNRP tweeted: “Where’s the track gone?!
“View of platforms 5 & 6 at #ManchesterVictoria last night. We’re lowering and upgrading track as part of our #GNRP plans to transform rail travel across the North!”
Where’s the track gone?! ????
View of platforms 5??&6?? at #ManchesterVictoria last night. We’re lowering ?? and ? upgrading track as part of our #GNRP plans to transform rail travel across the North! #EasterBHWorks @northernassist @TPEassist @MayorofGM pic.twitter.com/Zep97Azyud
— The GNRP (@TheGNRP) March 31, 2018
Northern has said they will be running replacement bus services from the station for the remaining work days.
A spokesperson for National Rail said: “This work will help to deliver faster, better journeys between Manchester Victoria station and Stalybridge, and more frequent services.
“As a result of this engineering work no trains will run to / from Manchester Victoria.”
These are the rail routes that are affected
- Manchester – Blackburn
- Manchester – Clitheroe
- Bolton – Manchester
- Bolton – Manchester Airport
- Liverpool – Manchester Airport
- Liverpool – Warrington Bank Quay (via Earlestown)
- Manchester – Southport
- Manchester – Kirkby
- Manchester Airport – Southport
- Manchester – Stalybridge
- Manchester – Huddersfield
- Blackpool North – Manchester Victoria
- Preston – Hazel Grove
- Leeds – Manchester Victoria
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