Passengers advised of platform closures at Manchester Piccadilly station for roof work: Platform level Manchester Piccadilly

Monday 10 Jun 2024

Passengers advised of platform closures at Manchester Piccadilly station for roof work

Region & Route:
North West & Central
| North West & Central: North West

Passengers are being advised to check before they travel from Saturday 15 June while engineers install new netting to the station’s iconic glass roof.

Engineers are installing the additional new netting as a safety feature to keep passengers safe for years to come, as longer-term plans for the station’s maintenance are considered.

The current station netting was installed 25 years ago and is starting to show some signs of wear and tear.

The work will continue until October and is being carried out in phases to reduce the impact on passengers.

However, some platforms will be closed and trains will be diverted to alternative platforms.

Engineers will use raised platforms and rope systems to safely access the station roof and install the new netting. 

Passengers are advised to check before they travel as there may be some disruption.

Kara Wood, acting route strategy director for Network Rail's North West route said: “ We are doing this work in phases so we can keep the station open to passengers.

"While some platforms will be closed as we install new netting, the majority of the station will be unaffected. Passengers should check  before they travel”

Craig Harrop, regional director for Northern, said: “Manchester Piccadilly is a major hub on our network and thousands of our customers make journeys that start or end there every single day. While these improvement works are carried out, we would encourage people to allow that little extra bit of time to catch the train as they will need to double check their departure platform, which could be different to the one they are used to.”

Notes to Editors

The work will be done in six stages between June and October in order to reduce disruption to passengers. The sequencing prioritises passenger safety, access to busy platforms, and operational considerations for train operators. 

  • Stage 1: Platforms 11 and 12 will be closed from 15 June to 6 July 2024.
  • Stage 2: Platforms 9 and 10 will be closed from 6 July to 27 July 2024.
  • Stages 3-6: The schedule for the work above platforms 1-8 is to be confirmed.

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