TransPennine announce rail improvements as part of TRU

Tue, April 13th, 2021

Rail Improvements Announced as Part of TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU)

Key rail infrastructure in the North of England will be upgraded this summer to support the delivery of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) programme. The work forms part of TRU’s wider goal to deliver sought-after improvements along the full Transpennine route, from York to Manchester, via Leeds and Huddersfield.

The first stage of the works will take place east of Manchester Victoria station, towards Stalybridge and Rochdale with a 16-day railway closure from the 31 July to 16 August 2021. The planned closure means that from 31 July there will be no trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria and Rochdale until the lines reopen on 16 August. Travel between these destinations will still be possible, either by train diversion or alternative transport such as buses to keep customers moving.

We will keep you updated on the plans over the next few months, in the meantime more information can be found at

You can read more from TransPennine Express in their Stakeholder Newsletter downloadable here

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