Large load takes to the road near Manchester

A new transformer is being delivered to Stalybridge substation near Manchester

26 Sep 2017


  • Stalybridge substation on Printworks Road is currently being upgraded
  • A large transformer delivery will need to be made to the substation on Thursday 28 September 2017
  • Transformers represents vital investment in energy network


A large delivery will be made to National Grid’s substation on Printworks Road in Stalybridge on Thursday 28 September 2017.


The delivery, part of National Grid’s work at the site, will bring equipment vital to the continued working of the substation.


The delivery will involve some rolling road closures as the vehicle carrying the equipment travels through Stalybridge, north up Huddersfield Road and west down Grove Road. As part of this work Grove Road will be temporarily closed where it meets Spring Bank Lane from Tuesday 26 September to Wednesday 4 October 2017 so the equipment can be transported to the substation. 


Printworks Road will also be temporarily closed outside of the substation between the following dates so that preparatory works can take place safely:


  • Friday 22 September 2017
  • Monday 25 September to Monday 2 October 2017


Masud Ahmed, project engineer for National Grid, said: “The delivery has been many months in the planning and we’ve worked hard to try and minimise any disruption deliveries of this kind can cause. The nature of the rolling road closures means that the vehicles will be continuously moving, albeit at a slow pace, so all being well Huddersfield Road and Grove Road won’t be affected for too long.


“In order for the equipment to be transported over the bridge on Grove Road, the bridge will be closed for a week before and week after the delivery. However once these deliveries are complete, our work will continue to take place within the substation itself. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of the local community during this work.”


For further information regarding the delivery please contact National Grid’s community relations team on 0800 389 7235

Contact for media information only

Press officer - Infrastructure Projects
Jeanette Unsworth
+44 (0)7785 290230

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