Manchester

Bird caused Manchester Victoria station roof collapse

Roof at Victoria Station Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption The £20m roof was part of a major redevelopment of Victoria Station completed in 2015

Falling roof panels at Manchester Victoria railway station was a result of damage caused by a bird, an investigation has found.

Two people received minor injuries in October when panels above platforms one and two caved in.

The station unveiled a £44m upgrade in October 2015, including the £20m roof.

Network Rail said the reporting of faults with Northern Rail was a factor in the roof not being repaired before the incident.

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Image caption The damage to the roof

Network Rail said it has "revaluated communication channels" with Northern when logging faults to ensure there is no repeat of the incident.

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