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GMITA back Walkden to Piccadilly trains

January 30, 2010

An article in this week’s RAIL magazine (RAIL 636, page 19) reports that GMITA have publicly stated their desire for a through service from the Walkden line to Manchester Piccadilly, amongst a raft of regional improvements that also include half-hourly stoppers between Manchester an Huddersfield, half-hourly service to New Mills or Buxton, and better stopping patterns at Gorton and Fairfield.

Diverting some Victoria service to run via Deansgate and Oxford Road to Piccadilly (and possibly the airport) has been an aspiration of FOWS that we have suggested several times to Northern Rail and GMPTE, so we are pleased to see the idea has support at ITA level.

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