The national rail infrastructure operator has released a fly-through video showing the proposed changes to Oxford Road, the Whitworth Street West railway and Piccadilly station.
The plans include extending the railway corridor over Whitworth Street West, reconfiguring platforms at Oxford Road along with a new footbridge and providing a pedestrian walkway. At Piccadilly, there will be elevated platforms 15 and 16 with canopies, a wider Castlefield viaduct on the southern side and a reconfigured electrical substation.
The public consultation on the proposals formally ended on 3 October. Network Rail said it expected to submit an application for the powers to build the scheme in the coming months, with trains running on new infrastructure by December 2018.