Work on £44 million Manchester Victoria revamp gathers pace

This Is Lancashire: Artist's impressions of the new roof Artist's impressions of the new roof

BUILDING work has started on an ultra-modern new roof at a railway station used daily by Bolton commuters.

The roof, which will have 15 curved steel ribs, is part of a £44 million investment from Network Rail to make Manchester Victoria a modern station while retaining its grade II-listed features.

Station users will be able to witness cranes installing a number of smaller beams and supports to provide form and stability to the structure over the coming days.

The overall project at Manchester Victoria includes the installation of a new mezzanine access deck plus a ticket barrier, concourse flooring and external doors.

The roof has been designed to allow more natural daylight into the station.

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3:24pm Wed 7 May 14

questionairre says...

This is a perfect example of lazy journalism.

The only thing that the reporter has written (Copy and pasted) is the 'used daily by Bolton commuters' line and this article has probably been plagiarised from the Manchester Evening News.

How about some genuine reporting, with a personal view point, rather than this masquerade of pretense.
This is a perfect example of lazy journalism. The only thing that the reporter has written (Copy and pasted) is the 'used daily by Bolton commuters' line and this article has probably been plagiarised from the Manchester Evening News. How about some genuine reporting, with a personal view point, rather than this masquerade of pretense. questionairre
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3:41pm Wed 7 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Or a view from someone who might work there? ;)
Or a view from someone who might work there? ;) FreedomOfSpeech1945
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3:47pm Wed 7 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Sure looks hot in there. I wonder if they will fit a tropical forest in there?
Sure looks hot in there. I wonder if they will fit a tropical forest in there? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Wed 7 May 14

The Righteous One says...

It will probably be a statement from TfGM, Network Rail, Northern Rail, Metrolink and anyone else involved in the finance of the project. Therefore not plagiarised, hence the exact same word (apart from 5 words0 as in other local papers!!

But from a commuters point of view it is about time work had started on the building. The roof was damaged by the 1996 IRA bombing of the city and it has taken this long for all involved to get it sorted. Could you imagine a London station having to wait this long to get repaired after a terrorist attack?
It will probably be a statement from TfGM, Network Rail, Northern Rail, Metrolink and anyone else involved in the finance of the project. Therefore not plagiarised, hence the exact same word (apart from 5 words0 as in other local papers!! But from a commuters point of view it is about time work had started on the building. The roof was damaged by the 1996 IRA bombing of the city and it has taken this long for all involved to get it sorted. Could you imagine a London station having to wait this long to get repaired after a terrorist attack? The Righteous One
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5:07pm Wed 7 May 14

Lynn57 says...

Glad this is now underway, it is about time Bolton station had a facelift, it is dreary, shabby and reminiscent of seventies eastern Europe..grim. the poor souls that have to cycle to work can still not park their bicycles and still have to try to force them into tight spaces on packed commuter trains. Into the 21st century Bolton please!!!???
Glad this is now underway, it is about time Bolton station had a facelift, it is dreary, shabby and reminiscent of seventies eastern Europe..grim. the poor souls that have to cycle to work can still not park their bicycles and still have to try to force them into tight spaces on packed commuter trains. Into the 21st century Bolton please!!!??? Lynn57
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5:26pm Wed 7 May 14

David 1957 says...

Most of the rebuild is on the Metrolink part of the station.No amount of money is too much fo TFGMs Metrolink
Most of the rebuild is on the Metrolink part of the station.No amount of money is too much fo TFGMs Metrolink David 1957
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10:54am Thu 8 May 14

Phil from Smithills says...

Lynn57 wrote:
Glad this is now underway, it is about time Bolton station had a facelift, it is dreary, shabby and reminiscent of seventies eastern Europe..grim. the poor souls that have to cycle to work can still not park their bicycles and still have to try to force them into tight spaces on packed commuter trains. Into the 21st century Bolton please!!!???
Hang on Lynn57, wanting money for Bolton? we have to ensure Manchester has top priority. The TfGM are cutting bus subsidies, they are cutting the Middlebrook shopping centre bus, yet retaining the Trafford Park Centre buses, so as for Bolton every little helps in cost savings all for Manchester's cause.
[quote][p][bold]Lynn57[/bold] wrote: Glad this is now underway, it is about time Bolton station had a facelift, it is dreary, shabby and reminiscent of seventies eastern Europe..grim. the poor souls that have to cycle to work can still not park their bicycles and still have to try to force them into tight spaces on packed commuter trains. Into the 21st century Bolton please!!!???[/p][/quote]Hang on Lynn57, wanting money for Bolton? we have to ensure Manchester has top priority. The TfGM are cutting bus subsidies, they are cutting the Middlebrook shopping centre bus, yet retaining the Trafford Park Centre buses, so as for Bolton every little helps in cost savings all for Manchester's cause. Phil from Smithills
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