Manchester rail hub - serving a revitalised city

The rebuilding of the Arndale Centre Manchester , UK, after the IRA bomb in 1996 has been accompanied by the creation of jobs in the service sector and retail expansion, resulting in more people visiting the city centre. Growth has been uneven with the northern rail services carrying more people into the centre of Manchester than the southern ones. Manchester's Metrolink light rail system has been a major element of the local rail strategy and approval has been given for the development of new lines. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) has developed a major Manchester Hub project to relieve congestion, unlock capacity in the network and to improve reliability of rail services across North West England. The main elements of the plan are additional tracks and platforms at Manchester Piccadilly and flyovers to provide extra capacity at junctions on the approaches to the city. (A)


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 47-49
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 697
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 01043712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:11AM