©2017 Phil Wieland

Electrification Phase 5
Manchester to Stalybridge


Electrification of the lines between Manchester and Stalybridge comes in two parts:

  1. Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge, and Ashburys West Junction to Philips Park West Junction and Baguley Fold Junction
  2. Guide Bridge to Stalybridge

For an illustrated tour of these lines, see the route page.


Part 1 is scheduled for completion by December 2017[Network Rail - March 2017 Enhancements Delivery Plan].

Part 2 is scheduled to be in service in December 2022[Network Rail - March 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.

The lack of progress on the ground suggests the December 2017 target is unlikely to be met. Having said that, a three week blockade scheduled for July 8 to July 30 2017 should allow a great deal of work to be completed.