We’re working to make the Calder Valley route between Manchester Victoria and Bradford Interchange via Halifax more reliable
As part of the Great North Rail Project, and in preparation for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, we’re upgrading track, making changes to stations, structures and signalling along the Calder Valley route, creating a more resilient railway for passengers in the north of England.
Video showing a time lapse of the track replacement works at Sowerby Bridge station.
A look back at the work completed so far:
- A new bay platform has been built at Rochdale station, providing a turn-back facility for services travelling from Manchester Victoria. This will enable more trains to run between the two stations in the future.
- Track has also been remodelled around Rochdale station to connect the new bay platform to the network and allow faster services to pass through the station. This will contribute to a cut in journey times on the Calder Valley line.
- Completely renewed the track through Sowerby Bridge Station.
Upcoming work in 2018
Once complete, we will have upgraded over 19 miles of the Calder Valley route to allow more trains, with more seats and greater capacity for passengers to run on the network.
For any comments or questions regarding the project, please contact our 24-hr Network Rail national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.
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