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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
Ordsall chord map
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.
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, work is expected to start in late 2014 / early 2015.
The application documents are available online.
Printed copies can be inspected between 16 September and 28 October 2013 at these locations:
Further information about the plans is available on our consultation website.
Transport and Works Act Unit is accepting representations about the proposals until 28 October 2013.
Representations should be sent to:
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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