Manchester Victoria improvements

Your new Manchester Victoria station

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.

Modern and accessible

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.

Historical preservation

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.

Better connected

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

Keeping you moving

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.

Explore your new station

Find out more about the exciting improvements at Manchester Victoria – download the leaflet.

The Construction of 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.