Nngineering work shuts station for three weeks
ASHTON- UNDERLYNE station closed this weekend for more than three weeks while engineering work takes place.
This is to enable ‘faster’ travel between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. Transport bosses ●● ONLINE giant Amazon is launching a new apprenticeship scheme in Manchester.
The retailer is offering 100 places across the UK with 44 available in the city.
It comes on the back of plans to open a new centre in Warrington, which will bring 1,200 permanent roles to the region.
Warrington is one of four new fulfilment centres that Amazon will say Network Rail engineers will be working round-the-clock to rebuild the railway bridge over Turner Lane and replace and realign more than two miles of track.
Northern services will be replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.
Trains will continue to run between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly.
The station will re-open on Sunday, July 31.
Nick Brown, Network Rail’s project manager, said: “The railway corridor on which Ashton station sits is currently narrow with many curves which restrict the speed trains can travel.
“Replacing the bridge deck and realigning the track will result in smoother and straighter track meaning trains will be able to travel faster which, in the long run, means more frequent ser- that vices on the route.
“I would like to thank passengers for their patience while we improve the railway in their area.” Visit networkrail. co.uk/Ashton for more information. GALLERY Oldham is working in partnership with Manchester International Festival which is taking place until Sunday.
The gallery is staging, Bambino, an opera for the very young, for babies aged from six to 18 months.
This colourful work will encourage babies to crawl around during the performance, interacting with singers, musicians and each other.
The piece has been written by Scottish Opera’s acclaimed Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson and directed by Improbable’s Phelim McDermott and will be in the Education Suite today, Thursday, July 13 and tomorrow, Friday, July 14 at 10.30am and 1.30pm each day.
Tickets are priced at £5 for one adult and one baby and they are available from MIF at www.mif.co.uk.
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Ashton train station is closed for three weeks while engineering work takes place