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Manchester Victoria Station Officially re-opens

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Manchester Victoria Station Officially re-opened

Manchester Victoria Railway station once labelled Britain’s worst is back in business following a £44 million facelift.

Manchester Victoria now has a vast new roof made from the same material used at the Eden Project, whilst the station itself retains most of its historic heritage. 

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin on unveiling a plaque at a special ceremony beside the Solders Gate where military personnel marched off to fight in world war one, said.  

“The North is receiving a wave of investment in its transport infrastructure on a scale not seen for generations, with £4.5 billion in the North West alone.

The benefits are already being delivered, with 71,000 more businesses in the North West than in 2010 – a clear sign our long-term plan to secure a stronger, healthier economy is working.”

Acknowledgements: Railstaff