New rail station is very impressive

The new Manchester Road railway station.
The new Manchester Road railway station.

Anybody who has attempted to pick somebody up from the old Manchester Road train station will know just what a pain in the backside it was.

But on Saturday I had the good fortune to use the new station for the first time. And very impressive it is.

There is a modern, light feel to the building and the amount of car parking and one-way system made what used to be a chore, a pleasure to use.

Planners do not always get things right, but in this instance I take my hat off to those responsible.

First impressions count a lot and the new Manchester Road station is a massive improvement.

Central Station, well that’s a different story.