Manchester railway line is electrically lit


Network Rail has announced that the overhead power lines on the east side of Manchester Victoria station are now operational.

NR has electrified the line from Miles Platting Junction to platforms 1 and 2 at Manchester Victoria station.

The works are part of the Great North Rail Project.

By electrifying the railway, it now means there are more options for routing trains, giving passengers more reliable journeys.

Now that power has been restored, Network Rail is reminding residents not to trespass on the railway, which now carries 25,000V of electricity.

What did the officials say?

Joe Haynes, Project Manager at Network Rail, said:

“Safety is our priority and we inform local residents about the catenary equipment that is used for train propulsion.

“Once installed, the electrified cables are always on, even when no train is passing. They carry 25,000 volts of electricity, which can be deadly. Our message is simple: never trespass on the tracks for any reason.

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