From the TRU thread:
Two 769s made trial runs from Victoria to Stalybridge (on diesel!) a few days ago. But I think EMUs would be a better use of the wires. Any suggestions as to which EMU service(s) might be extended to Stalybridge?Wires to Stalybridge will also have an impact on the Manchester Recovery Plan options.
You'd expect electric services to run through Victoria to Stalybridge rather than diesel services.
Southport and North Wales services terminating at Stalybridge figure in current options, but you would expect EMUs or 769s after the wires went up.
You'd also expect extended diesel services to terminate at Rochdale or beyond.
Liverpool-Stalybridge was a regular service before Chat Moss wires went up, forcing termination at Victoria.