over a week to go before the Commonwealth Games commence, Manchester
Piccadilly Station is still in the midst of construction work.
BBC 2002 Commonwealth
Games Radio reporter James West went along to the station to see
how work is progressing and to chat with commuters.
to his report
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were generally positive that the station would be impressive when
complete, they were concerned that work would not be finished before
the commencement of the Games and that this would give visitors
a bad impression.
on BBC 2002, Railtrack representative Peter Clough was confident
that the public areas would be ready in time. "We've always
committed to completeing the project by the 24th July and we're
definitely on target to improve on that." he said.
that people, visitors and competitors would be coming through station
prior to the 24th July and we're endeavouring to get all of the
main public areas completed by the end of this week."