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Manchester Victoria to fall silent as railway station staff and customers remember victims of Manchester Arena attack

Manchester Victoria will fall silent on Wednesday (22 May) as station staff and rail users pay tribute to the victims and survivors who continue to be affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

There will be a minute’s silence during a special memorial service at 12pm, which will be led by the railway chaplain, Mike Roberts.

A second minute’s silence will take place at 10.31pm to mark the moment of the attack.

Craig Harrop, regional director for Northern in the North West, said: “The Manchester Arena attack has had a lasting impact on the station staff and customers at Manchester Victoria.

“As we mark the seventh anniversary of the attack, we remember the 22 victims and all those affected by what happened that night.”

In 2022, a permanent memorial called The Glade of Light was unveiled between Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s School of Music to act as a focal point for remembrance in the city.

At Manchester Victoria, an area near to Soldiers’ Gate within the station has become a place where people can reflect and lay personal tributes.

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

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