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

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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 www.nationalrail.co.uk  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.”

Image credit: Network Rail

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