Salford Central station from the platforms looking towards the skyscrapers of Salford and Manchester

Greater Manchester’s Salford Central to close for six months of improvement works

Salford Central station from the platforms looking towards the skyscrapers of Salford and Manchester Network Rail media centre

Salford Central, the forgotten hub of Greater Manchester, is to be given a facelift and overhaul by Network Rail, but will close for up to six months in 2023. The work will restore some of the station’s former glory, but falls far short of restoring it to the traffic handling capacity it once enjoyed. The station lies within a few metres of the civic boundary with Manchester, and provides relief for other overworked city centre stations, including Manchester Victoria.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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