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Piccadilly platform upgrades due in September

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Passengers are being advised of changes to journeys while platforms 13 and 14 at Manchester Piccadilly station are resurfaced this September.

Network Rail teams are returning to the station’s through platforms to complete work started earlier this year to install tactile studs and improve safety markings.

Both platforms will need to close for the work on:

  • Sunday 3 September
  • Sunday 24 September
  • Sunday 1 October

There will be no train services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport on those days – but rail replacement buses will keep passengers on the move.

Phil James, Network Rail’s North West route director, said: “We know there’s never an ideal time to close the railway, but these Sundays are the least disruptive time to carry out the important resurfacing and installation of tactile studs on platforms 13 and 14 at Manchester Piccadilly so blind and partially sighted people can safely get on and off trains.

“I’d like to thank passengers in advance for their patience while we complete the important accessibility upgrades and urge people to check National Rail Enquiries in advance so they know what to expect from their journey.”

Fairfield Street below will also see traffic lights in place as a crane will be used to lift materials onto the elevated platforms above street level.

Image credit: Network Rail

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