How 2016 Rail Plans Sees Greenfield Cut Off from Ashton, Mossley and Marsden

Two-year wait before electrification sees skip-stop service and direct Manchester Victoria link scrapped

The Standedge line is packed to capacity on both counts. In the peak hours – and on a number of journeys outside the peaks – its Sprinters and Pacers are packed to the gunwales. Even with 4 cars. The line itself is the busiest it has been in recent history with five train movements per hour. Services have risen in popularity, being a cheaper and faster alternative to the bus. Continue reading “How 2016 Rail Plans Sees Greenfield Cut Off from Ashton, Mossley and Marsden”

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