Monday 24 Jul 2017
Residents invited to find out more about Ashton-under-Lyne station closure
- London North Western
Tameside residents can find out more about the three week closure of Ashton-under-Lyne station at a public drop-in session tomorrow (Tuesday 24 July).
Ashton-under-Lyne station is currently closed to allow engineers to upgrade the railway, which will enable better journeys for passengers travelling between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. The station will reopen on Monday 31 July.
The work is part of the Great North Rail Project which will see over £1bn invested in the railway across the north as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.