A completely new canopy has been built to protect passengers from the elements,
and fill the gap that was created when the station entrance was relocated some 20 years ago.
The extension of the canopies will enable the position where trains stop at the platforms
to be altered so that there is a much shorter distance
for passengers to walk to where they wait for the train.
As passengers arrive onto the platforms they will now be greeted with information screens
showing details of the next train to leave the platform,
and another screen showing general departures for the whole station.
Walking down the Manchester platform, passengers will see a
new, square glass extension to the coffee shop,
which replaces the old conservatory style seating area.
The existing waiting rooms have been modernised
and further along the platform, a large gap between two of the original station buildings
has been turned into a brand new waiting room,
complete with seats and sliding glass doors.
All waiting rooms now have information screens so passengers can check on the progress of their train.