Manchester City Region passengers to benefit from train station improvements - MIDAS

Manchester City Region passengers to benefit from train station improvements

Train passengers are set to benefit from new safety and information facilities in stations across Manchester City Region.

Eight stations will see the arrival of new security cameras, information screens, help points and PA systems as part of improvements to customer facilities.

Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bramhall, Brinnington, Marple, Reddish North, Rose Hill Marple, Walkden and Westhoughton stations are all set to benefit.

Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) will oversee the work, which has already seen over £2 million worth of improvements delivered at 20 stations across the region over the past year.

Councillor Richard Knowles, Chair of the Capital Projects Committee, said: “Railways are becoming increasingly important for Greater Manchester, and the improved safety and information facilities improve convenience and boost confidence in the rail network.

“This is good news not only for current passengers, but also for people thinking about using rail for commuting, shopping or leisure journeys.”

This work is the latest phase of the Authority’s Rail Station Improvement Strategy, which sees a number of smaller stations kitted out with new facilities to improve customer service.

In winter 2009, almost £1.3 million worth of improvements were finished at 10 stations, including Burnage, Cheadle Hulme, Greenfield, Guide Bridge, Heaton Chapel, Mauldeth Road, Mossley, Orrell, Romiley and Swinton.

Over £1 million worth of improvements have been carried out at a further 10 stations this year, including Bryn, Davenport, East Didsbury, Gatley, Heald Green, Horwich Parkway, Levenshulme, Littleborough, Mills Hill and Urmston.

The latest phase of improvements is being funded by GMITA.

Source: GMPTE

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