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North Doncaster chord
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Dore and Grindleford
Manchester Oxford Road and Piccadilly
Huyton & Roby
As part of our plan to improve rail travel in the North, Northern Hub, we need to build a new viaduct to connect Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations
This investment will help ease a rail bottleneck to the south of Piccadilly station and enable faster, more frequent services to run across the North of England.
A Public Inquiry will be held in spring 2014 with further information and supporting documentation appearing here as it becomes available:
English Heritage (PDF 106 KB)Friends of MOSI (PDF 2 MB)Ian Christie (PDF 2 MB)Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Society (PDF 1 MB)Mark Whitby (PDF 15 MB)Michael Crawley (PDF 1 MB)Museum of Science and Industry (PDF 5 MB)
National Grid (PDF 210 KB)Network Rail (PDF 25 MB)Samuel Kennion (PDF 4 MB)Scarborough Developments (Salford) Limited (PDF 2 MB)Simon Smith (PDF 470 KB)
Ordsall chord map
The plans include a new section of track to the north west of Castlefield Junction, in the vicinity of Ordsall.
This will link the Castlefield Junction line with the Deal Street Junction line, connecting Manchester’s three main stations for the very first time.
Following 18 months of consultation with local and regional stakeholders, plans for the Ordsall Chord were submitted for consideration to the Transport and Works Act Unit within the Department for Transport on 16 September 2013.
If permission is granted, we expect to start work in late 2014 / early 2015.
The application documents are available online.
Further information about the development of our plans is available on our consultation website at www.ordsallchord.co.uk.
The deadline for representations on the proposals was 28 October 2013.
Correspondence can still be sent to the Transport and Works Act Orders Unit at:
The Secretary of State for Transportc/o Transport and Works Act Orders UnitGeneral Counsel’s OfficeDepartment for TransportZone 1/18 Great Minster House33 Horseferry RoadLondonSW1P 4DR
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