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Signal waits at Salford Crescent explained

October 29, 2010

The wait for a green light at the signal outside Salford Crescent station is a familiar experience for travellers from Walkden to Manchester.

We had supposed the wait was something to do with crossing from the mechanical signalling of the Walkden line into the electronically controlled central Manchester area. However a Network Rail source informs us the wait is simply a feature of the timetable … track space through Salford Crescent is limited and sometimes even trains that are running on time have to wait for their gap.

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