Electrification Phase 5
Manchester to Stalybridge
Electrification of the lines between Manchester and Stalybridge was to come in two parts:
However, part one has now been reduced, to provide electrification between Manchester Victoria and Bromley Street only. A new grid supply point will still be constructed at Stalybridge, with power cabling to get supplies from there to Ordsall Lane.
- 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 20 May 2018[Network Rail - December 2017 Enhancements Delivery Plan].
Part 2 is scheduled to be in service in December 2022[Network Rail - December 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.
Some mast bases have appeared on Miles Platting Bank.