Brand new ticket barriers making journeys smoother at Manchester Oxford Road station: The new ticket barriers at Oxford Road station

Friday 24 May 2024

Brand new ticket barriers making journeys smoother at Manchester Oxford Road station

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North West & Central: North West
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Network Rail recently completed a £2.7m upgrade Manchester Oxford Road station, giving passengers a smoother experience as they travel through the city centre.

New ticket barriers have been installed, including an additional accessible barrier. The ticket office window has been relocated to the front of the station building.

Thousands of passengers use the station everyday, and these new upgrades will make is easy and more convenient for commuters and visitors to Manchester.

Gaynor Quinn, sponsor for Network Rail, said: “I am really pleased we’ve been able to make these much needed upgrades at Manchester Oxford Road station. We’re committed to making the passenger experience at the station better, and these new ticket barriers and the relocated ticket windows will mean passengers can move more easily around the station"

A spokesperson for Northern said: “Making sure our passengers have the best experience using our stations is really important to us. These new barriers and the relocated ticket windows will make it easier and more comfortable to use Manchester Oxford Road station.

“We would like to thank our customers and colleagues for their patience while we carried out this improvement work.”

Network Rail is working closely with the Department for Transport, Manchester City Council and train operators to develop plans aimed at improving the station and the service offered to passengers.

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