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We’ve transformed Manchester Victoria station into a modern and exciting gateway to the city – part of a £1bn+ investment in the north of England.
The redevelopment forms a key part of a wider programme of work to increase rail capacity across the north of England, with faster, more frequent services connecting key towns and cities.
We’ve installed a stunning 8500m² roof that arcs over the station’s fully refurbished concourse, linking with the original Grade II listed station buildings. The contemporary new roof – made from the same material as the Eden Project – allows natural light into the station, creating a bright and attractive space for passengers.A new bridge linking the station with the adjoining arena transforms the layout of the concourse, making it easier for train, tram and arena customers to travel around Manchester Victoria. The 60m bridge is fully accessible, offering new and modern retail space at the heart of the station.New lighting, CCTV and customer information have been installed throughout the station for a safer, brighter and better customer experience. Refurbishment of the original booking office and installation of glazed entrances lift the overall look, feel and usability of Manchester Victoria.
Manchester Victoria station opened in 1844 and encompasses a number of Grade II listed buildings and features that we have worked to preserve and restore during the redevelopment.A programme of sympathetic renovations included work on the war memorials, glass dome, Soldiers’ Gate, station mosaics, wall map and the familiar glass and iron canopy that runs the length of the station façade.We’ve refurbished parts of the original station buildings, making them once again open to the public and creating exciting new retail opportunities.
As part of a multi-million-pound upgrade of Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network, we’ve completely remodelled the tram stop at Manchester Victoria, installing four new platforms and an additional track.For more information on Metrolink upgrades and service information, please visit www.transformationinformation.co.uk.
To keep passengers on the move, we worked closely with train and station staff to ensure Manchester Victoria remained operational throughout the redevelopment. We would like to thank the public for their patience and are delighted to give passengers a better station that they can be proud of.
Find out more about the exciting improvements at Manchester Victoria - download the leaflet, Your new Manchester Victoria
Watch our video showing Manchester Victoria’s transformation into a safer, brighter and better station.
As part of over a £1bn investment in the railway across the north of England, we’ve transformed Manchester Victoria into a safer, brighter and better station.
December 2014: ETFE roof cladding installation
February 2015: Interior view of the station
November 2014: Installing the ETFE roof
October 2014: Spectacular view of the new ETFE roof cladding installation
October 2014: All the ribs are in place to form the new roof
A milestone reached in September 2014 when the first ETFE roof panels went in
The new design respects the station’s heritage restoring key features like the Victorian glass dome
August 2014: The ninth steel ‘rib’ of the new roof structure is lowered into place
July 2014: Transforming Manchester Victoria station
Computer generated image of an aerial view of the proposed Manchester Victoria station
Computer generated image of the inside of the proposed Manchester Victoria station
Commissioning and testing of new Metrolink overhead line equipment
Latest photo of the new ETFE roof taken in February