GETTING FREIGHT OFF THE CASTLEFIELD CORRIDOR

PHIL SMART describes Railfuture’s proposal for a new route into Trafford Park and increased terminal capacity

The Castlefield corridor in Manchester has become a byword for delays and cancellations. Described by some as a radioactive transmitter of delay minutes, it has generated many column-inches in Modern Railways both from those identifying the failings that created the current situation and those suggesting track and signalling modifications that might make the best of a bad job.

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