The Anonymous Widower

Warning As Electricity Cables Are Switched On In Manchester

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

This is the first paragraph.

Network Rail has warned members of the public to stay off the railway as new high voltage equipment goes live on the line between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

It now looks like electric the current service between Stalybridge and Wigan North Western stations can now be run more efficiently by a Class 769 train, when these enter service.

If Network Rail were to get their skates on and electrify between Bolton and Wigan North Western stations via Lostock Junction, the talybridge and Wigan North Western Route could be run by electric traction.

This electrification of the Lostock Junction route, would also allow the Wigan North Western and Alderley Edge service to be run by electric traction.

Looking at Google Maps of the route, it appears that gantries are being or have been erected.

July 23, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The line between Victoria and Stalybridge hasn’t actually been electrified yet, at least not in a way that could power trains. Network Rail have installed a high voltage power line alongside the tracks to feed electricity into the overheads at Victoria. No catenary or masts to be seen, except the relics from the 1500V DC that used to reach Ashton Moss.

    Comment by Jonathan Stevenson | July 23, 2019 | Reply

    • Thanks! I’m going to check in the next few days!

      Comment by AnonW | July 23, 2019 | Reply


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