Network Rail and Transport for Greater Manchester are partnering to deliver a joint vision for Manchester and Salford’s central railway stations.
They say the collaboration agreement, the first of its kind between the two organisations, is a major step forward in bringing together both land and infrastructure to create a better-connected Greater Manchester.
“Through the new Trailblazer Deal struck with government, there is a huge opportunity for Greater Manchester to deliver the Bee Network, its vision for a fully integrated public transport system, with ambition for full integration of local rail services by 2030,” TfGM says in a statement. “This partnership will play a part in helping with its future delivery.”
Network Rail and TfGM, working together with key stakeholders, will establish future regeneration opportunities at Greater Manchester stations and attract partners for delivery of future projects.
Network Rail own over 90 stations in Greater Manchester and more than 5.6 million journeys are made across TfGM’s transport network each day. Over the next 12 months the two organisations will work with key stakeholders and future partners on proposals across six stations: Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate, Salford Central and Salford Crescent.
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