More than £1.5m of Department for Transport money will be spent on Glossop, Dinting, Broadbottom, Hattersley, Godley, Newton for Hyde, Flowery Fields, Guide Bridge and Ashburys.

The upgrades include improved signage and walkways and better lighting and painting

Additional money, from a £15m customer benefits package announced by the Rail Minister last year, will fund better seating, waiting areas and new customer information screens at Glossop station. A disused building in Guide Bridge station will also be refurbished for the NHS or community use.

Rail Minister Andrew Jones said“I am pleased to see stations on the Glossop-to-Manchester railway line upgraded as part of Network Rail’s £15m enhancements package, delivering comfortable, accessible and modern stations for passengers.

“This comes alongside our record £48bn of investment to modernising our railways, and we are working with Transport for the North and Richard George to drive forward improved performance across the north – focused on delivering more reliable, frequent and punctual services.”

A spokesperson from Transport for the North said“It’s really pleasing to see the work that is going into rail investment through this project now beginning to trickle directly through to passengers. This is welcome news.”


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