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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway & Track
Reducing track noise
High speed rail
York Engineers' Triangle
Railway Communications System
North Doncaster chord
North London Line
Dore and Grindleford
Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly
Huyton & Roby
We need to widen the railway viaduct around Oxford Road station to help increase capacity for faster, more frequent trains.
The plans include:
Following analysis of two options, Option A is being progressed for further development.
This option remodels the existing rail alignment so that it is extended in a north westerly direction over Whitworth Street West to allow for reconfigured platforms and signalling alterations. It means that the Grade II cast iron bridge over Gloucester Street can be retained, although widening to the north and south of the bridge would enclose the bridge and limit the ability to see it from the highway.
During the further development of the scheme, and as a result of a change in the rail improvement specification, an opportunity has been identified to provide space at Oxford Road station to accommodate longer eight car trains, potentially providing more capacity and space for passengers in the future. This requires a slightly longer structure on Whitworth Street West, extending down the road away from the station.