Tuesday 19 August 2014

Manchester Victoria Station Redevelopment Update

Metrolink trams 3002 and 3007 pass through the work site at Victoria Station on the way to Altrincham on 18th August

Network Rail are partway through a £44 million redevelopment of Manchester Victoria Station, the work is ongoing concurrently with the upgrade work for the Metrolink "Second City Crossing", this has entailed the Metrolink stop at the station being closed due to single track working taking place while the tram tracks are being replaced and realigned. A major feature of the station upgrade is the complete replacement of the old leaky station roof with a sweeping new curved roof structure which is in the process of being constructed. The refurbished station is due to be completed early in 2015.

A view showing how the new curved roof structure sits next to the refurbished Grade II listed 1909 station building

Metrolink trams 3004 and 3026 passing under the partly completed new roof structure at Victoria Station on 18th Aug

Northern Rail 158755 departing from Victoria on the 1348 service to Leeds, note the absence of the old station roof

Metrolink tram 3030 heading for Bury entering Victoria Station through the original side portal in July 2012

Altrincham bound T68 tram 1002 in March 2005, showing the original station roof and side entrance portal

Metrolink T68 tram 1024 at Victoria Station in March 2004, showing the old station roof structure as it used to be

An artist's impression showing how the Metrolink side of Victoria Station will look when completed in 2015

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