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  • Sectors: Rail and Urban Transport
  • Region: Europe , United Kingdom

Manchester Victoria Station

Manchester, United Kingdom - Transforming Manchester’s Victoria Station will transform mobility for the city of Manchester.

12

Million Passengers by 2018

1884

The first year Arcadis worked on Victoria Station

The city relies on rail. The station is a major transport interchange with interlinking elements. This cutting-edge train station development will relieve congestion and become one of the most complex section of tram track in the UK. The original roof was originally constructed by Charles Fox, an Arcadis predecessor, as the “largest roof in the kingdom” in 1844. Taking on new technology on our own project, we have been improving quality of life in Manchester for nearly two centuries.  

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council said: "The restoration of Victoria Station will contribute greatly to the continued regeneration of this area of the city, delivering both economic and environmental benefits.  The much needed transformation will bring the faded glory of the station into the 21st century and ensure that passengers have the modern facilities expected of one of the city's key transport hubs."

In 2009, Victoria was voted the worst railway station in the United Kingdom. The station underwent a two-year £44 million modernization program. Renovation entailed electrification of lines through the station, a new Metrolink station with an additional platform, restoration of listed features, upgraded retail units, and a new roof. As part of the Northern Hub plan, Victoria will become the rail hub for trans-Pennine services when the Ordsall Chord is completed in 2018, and passenger numbers are expected to rise to 12 million when the station serves more destinations.  


Outcomes

12

Million Passengers by 2018

1884

The first year Arcadis worked on Victoria Station

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