Electrification Phase 5
Manchester to Stalybridge
Electrification of the lines between Manchester and Stalybridge was to come in two parts:
However, the June 2017 issue of Network Rail's Enhancements Delivery Plan has changed the description of the first part to "Manchester Victoria to the Miles Platting area - Extents of electrification to be determined", in addition to putting the completion date back six months.
- Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge, and Ashburys West Junction to Philips Park West Junction and Baguley Fold Junction
- Guide Bridge to Stalybridge
For an illustrated tour of these lines, see the route page.
Part 1 is scheduled for completion by 11 May 2018[Network Rail - June 2017 Enhancements Delivery Plan].
Part 2 is scheduled to be in service in December 2022[Network Rail - June 2017 Enhancements Delivery Plan]. This is considered part of the Transpennine Electrification project.
Bridge raising and other enabling works have been undertaken on part 1.
A three week blockade scheduled for July 8 to July 30 2017 should hopefully allow a great deal of work to be completed.