Network Rail has announced that the overhead power lines on the eastern side of Manchester Victoria station are now live.
NR has electrified the line from Miles Platting Junction into platforms 1 and 2 at Manchester Victoria station.
The work is part of the Great North Rail Project.
By electrifying the railway, it now means that there are more options to route trains, providing passengers with more reliable journeys.
Now the power has been switched on, Network Rail is reminding residents not to trespass on the railway, which now carries 25,000v of electricity.
What did the officials say?
Joe Haynes, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said:
“Safety is our priority and we are informing local people about the overhead line equipment which is used to power trains.
“Once installed, electrified wires are always switched on – even when there are no trains passing. They carry 25,000 volts of electricity, which can be fatal. Our message is simple – never trespass on the railway for any reason.”