Nngi­neer­ing work shuts sta­tion for three weeks

Glossop Advertiser - - News - Katie But­ler

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.

Please check www. gallery­old­ham.org.uk for more de­tails on all Gallery Old­ham’s ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the news and blog sec­tions for all the lat­est de­vel­op­ments.

You can also fol­low them on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram @Gallery­Old­ham for reg­u­lar up­dates.

Ashton train sta­tion is closed for three weeks while engi­neer­ing work takes place

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