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Old February 17th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #821
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Had a little look at Market Street stop today and I think I have worked out what the current stage in the works is all about.

They were pouring mass concrete in between the outer walls this afternoon.

P1100032 by sghyde, on Flickr

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The old structure of the platform consisted of precast concrete planks laid on the outer brick walls and a central concrete spine. You can just make this out at the Gardens end of the platform in this photo. Under the planks the platform was hollow.

P1100041 by sghyde, on Flickr

Looking at the remains of the central spine it looks as though it has sunk in places which would lead to uneven surface levels.

P1100039 by sghyde, on Flickr

It looks as though they have constructed new cable ducting and now are filling the whole of the platform area with mass concrete and presumably either the original planks will be relaid or new one placed on the concrete. The new cable chambers can be seen in this shot. I think the large black tubes seen in a number of the photos are possibly to take the columns of the new shelter.

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All the coping stones are stored in a compound at the Gardens end and are labelled up in batches for reinstatement.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #822
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Its incredible the number of workers on this project there appears to an army of them.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #823
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A Glimpse of the New Victoria...

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Ill save the good tram images for others, but the platform is very nizzeeeee!

Almost too nice to walk on, I didnt walk to the end, felt like I was spoiling someones hard work at 4am!



No through route at present



I think I was the first none orange man on the scene





It really is a very nice job indeed. Looks like the are keeping the 'A' for old times sakes, its retro now!
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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:42 AM   #824
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A Great Sky Line Over The Victoria Roof...

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There will be masses of updates today from intrepid forummers as Victoria emerges.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 12:47 PM   #825
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Congratulations Manchester on completion of Victoria's first stage
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Old February 18th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #826
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I went to see the Station my self this afternoon and it really is incredible what they have done, and are continuing to do, everybody passing through today was just staring at the new roof on total awe,as one chap stood by me said "this is going to be world class"
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Old February 18th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #827
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[SIZE="4"]More from Victoria...[/SIZE]

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Taken today (18/02/2015) - Just some rushed shots of the new Victoria Metrolink stop - but its all about the roof.

There was some guy with a very impressive moustache taking better photos with a better camera, so hopefully those will be on here too...

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There isn't much of the platform that isn't covered by roof...
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Old February 18th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #828
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Upgrade continues on Market Street stop:

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Mayhem on Market street. The city entre isn't looking pretty ATM, or for the foreseeable future..

Before and after pictures. Click on the link below picture.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/trambo...h/16343608950/
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #829
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Victoria was partially reopened today with trams from the north terminating there until Saturday morning. I'm afraid I took rather too many photos down at this afternoon. I will post a selection now.

From the east footbridge 3035 is seen waiting to enter the single platform.

P1050291 by sghyde, on Flickr

whilst 3022 and 3056 stand prior to leaving for Bury.

P1050288 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050294 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050299 by sghyde, on Flickr

Now to the mezzanine which has lost it's plastic sheeting covers.

P1050309 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050311 by sghyde, on Flickr

Down at platform and concourse level.

The entrance to the stop.

P1050318 by sghyde, on Flickr

Ramped access

P1050320 by sghyde, on Flickr

The main walkway across the track

P1050322 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050324 by sghyde, on Flickr

Back towards the concourse.

P1050329 by sghyde, on Flickr

The interface between the rails and the paving seems to be made up of renewable panels.

P1050341 by sghyde, on Flickr

There were plenty of takers for the trams.

P1050345 by sghyde, on Flickr

The points controlling entry and exit along with the point indicator.

P1050348 by sghyde, on Flickr

3050 waits to leave for Rochdale

P1050349 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050355 by sghyde, on Flickr

The points minder appears to do his stuff.

P1050357 by sghyde, on Flickr

Now set for the next arrival with a stop indication against departures.

P1050358 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050363 by sghyde, on Flickr

The platform empty with the northern island platform alongside.

P1050359 by sghyde, on Flickr

The main inbound platform face and line

P1050366 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050367 by sghyde, on Flickr

The PIDS were playing up somewhat, but only a single platform face and on tram indicators it probably wasn't that big a problem. There were also plenty of staff.

P1050369 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050370 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050373 by sghyde, on Flickr

Later in the afternoon

P1050452 by sghyde, on Flickr

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P1050459 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050468 by sghyde, on Flickr

Under Cheetham Hill Road bridge 3050 waits to enter as the points minder moves the warning cone.

P1050481 by sghyde, on Flickr

A final line up of tram and northern's finest.

P1050477 by sghyde, on Flickr

Construction work on the city side of the station and along Balloon Street was carrying on apace and another set will summarise.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #830
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At Victoria work continues on and above the junctions.

P1050306 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050330 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050333 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050338 by sghyde, on Flickr

Also outside on Balloon Street and Long Millgate.

P1050378 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050381 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050384 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050386 by sghyde, on Flickr

Most of the rails on Balloon Street seem to be grouted in now.

P1050385 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050388 by sghyde, on Flickr

Long Millgate

P1050380 by sghyde, on Flickr

Finally further to the discussion about the inflation of the roof I noticed that it was inflated once more today. A couple of shots of the pipework and connection to the ETFE bags.

In this one the small temporary compressor and pipes can be seen. By the way I noticed that most of the roof buttresses seem to have been cleaned, only one of two now have this green mould on them.

P1050315 by sghyde, on Flickr

The pipe along the top of the steelwork along with one of the connections to the ETFE.

P1050316 by sghyde, on Flickr
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:19 PM   #831
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Another small set from Market Street as I walked past this afternoon.

Concrete up to the top of the platform wall. I was wrong about the black pipes sticking up yesterday they are drain pits and now have covers.

P1050396 by sghyde, on Flickr

The top layer of reinforcement and cable pits.

P1050393 by sghyde, on Flickr

You can see where the platform wall brickwork has been repaired.

P1050392 by sghyde, on Flickr

Finally the stored coping slabs all labelled for reinstatement presumably.

P1050398 by sghyde, on Flickr
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #832
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Finally for today a set from Deansgate Castlefield this afternoon.

TMS equipment has appeared on the approach ramp.

P1050419 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050420 by sghyde, on Flickr

As others have noted there is a large hole adjacent to the existing stairs on Whitworth Street where the new staircase will land or at least where the entrance will be.

P1050422 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050423 by sghyde, on Flickr

Excavation was also in progress at the top of the new staircase area.

P1050448 by sghyde, on Flickr

The scaffolding under the Exhibition Bridge is proceeding quickly.

P1050425 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050426 by sghyde, on Flickr

P1050428 by sghyde, on Flickr

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P1050431 by sghyde, on Flickr

Ducting for the new outbound platform.

P1050439 by sghyde, on Flickr
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Old February 18th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #833
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Nice updates, Freel. Thanks! Anybody has something to say about Victoria?
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Thank you so much to all those who keep us updated about this wonderful project.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 11:54 AM   #835
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Night time update of ongoing works at Victoria Station taken around 2200 18/2/2015
Corporation St
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New entrance onto the platforms
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Looking towards Corporation St and Balloon St to the left 1cc to the right 2CC
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From the arena stairs a Double Bury unit loads up underneath the roof
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A closer look at the points and crossovers
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A double Bury tram arrives and terminates
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The A Platform sign from 1992 still survives and note the wide concourse to the right
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This part should be opened up for testing Friday afternoon
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End of platform canopy and sheeting protecting the track/platform for the missing roof panels
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3041 arrives from the east with an Oldham and Rochdale service
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3041 takes a break after terminating from the east
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3041 ready to depart to Rochdale via Oldham next to the canopy
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3020+3053 at the temporary blocks with a Bury service
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3020 unusually still showing Victoria for a couple of minutes after arrival from Bury under the impressive roof
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88 out of the 94 units were in service yesterday (84 diagrams) a record so far 26 pairs (29 most I have seen in 1 day)
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Starting from Balloon St and heading west down Corporation St and onto Exchange Square as far as Market St 22.45 Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Market Street platform refurbishment 2200 18/2/2015
Looking South towards Piccadilly Gardens
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Looking North down Market Street to reopen Saturday 21st Feb
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Balloon St connecting the 2 rails back for 1cc from single line working 2215 18/2/2015
Looking north
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Great photos everyone, the night time shots give a really different perspective.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #840
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Second City Centre work

I been into Manchester today to look at new Victoria station and work going on around Manchester City centre but firstly here are some picture of work going on for new 2CC line.

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Mine first thought was that MPT were started putting some piece of wires up for 2CC line on Corporation St but I think is more for 1CC line.



First part of new line is finish.









It look like they going to be putting tracks down here very soon given that tracks on floor here.







I was surprise to see them already putting tracks slab in here and probably give it other couple of weeks the may be tracks down here too.





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