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Old April 14th, 2017, 10:54 AM   #1641
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Birds eye view of the Ordsall curve project...

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Old April 20th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #1642
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Around Manchester City Centre...

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Old April 20th, 2017, 09:51 PM   #1643
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I took a walk around the Ordsall Chord project this afternoon starting on Chapel Street Salford where I was hoping to see the new bridge beams. Not easy to get to as this shows

P1220809 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

but I did manage a few shots from aside street which I thing is called Quay Street (Salford) to the east side of the bridge. At the moment the new beam,s seem to be supported on a frame set on what appear to be shipping containers.

P1220812 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220813 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220815 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

They appeared to be pumping concrete onto the new section.

P1220816 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Seeing anything meaningful from the west side isn't a proposition really.

P1220817 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Work on a new signal gantry east of Salford Central on the Chord lines.

P1220819 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From the car park.

Concrete pump is visible at the new bridge section over Chapel Street and the new track through the old platforms is in place although only the eastbound line (I need to check my up and down line references) is connected as the other passes over the new bridge.

P1220820 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220822 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The new deck can just be made out in this shot.

P1220830 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The new alignment of the track towards Ordsall Lane

P1220823 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220827 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

On Trinity Way highway works were in progress presumably in preparation for restoring the reaming section of temporary route back to the permanent alignment.

P1220836 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220838 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220841 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Concrete pumping at the intersection between old and new viaducts.

P1220845 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The formwork for one of the new piers at the end of the Network Arch

P1220849 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and the arch itself with all the 'droppers' in place.

P1220843 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220851 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Work seemed to be in progress tensioning the 'droppers' using hydraulic bottle screws. I assume that there must be a specific sequence that they have to be tensioned in.

P1220853 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

My guess is that the two red blocks are hydraulic screw mechanisms which work in tandem on screw threads to put the tension on the steel which is then fixed once the correct load is achieved. The two seem to linked by a hydraulic hose and in a later photo a second hose is visible running to one of the red blocks.

P1220855 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220860 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

This view was taken from the Water Street side and the second hose may just be seen.

P1220886 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Another from Trinity Way

P1220869 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Safety boat Boss Frog II under Trinity Way.

P1220862 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I don't reckon much to that steel parapet treatment.

P1220865 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A 'ghost' liveried Class 319

P1220870 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

On Water Street the masonry between the two old bridge seems to be having a refurbishment.

P1220876 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A final shot of the arch

P1220888 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now at Salford Central

New signal gantry behind New Bailey Car Park on the new lines. Signals with MC numbers.

P1220891 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The orange army much in evidence.

P1220894 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1220898 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking east

P1220900 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The platform canopy on what will be platform 3 is supported on temorary props.

P1220902 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr
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Great to see Manchester on a sunny day, late April, with the cherry trees in blossom.
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Manchester Victoria and the old trains looked absolutely dreadful in 1990 right before trams replaced them.

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Old July 9th, 2017, 05:39 PM   #1648
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I arranged to meet a friend for a walk along part of the Trafford Line today and took far too many photos until the heat got the better of us at Park Circle and we decided to call it a day. I will try to keep this a succinct as possible.

Alongside the canal at Pomona Strand.

P1230515 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230519 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

At the top of Pomona Strand.

P1230523 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Trafford Road bridge

P1230526 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230528 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

West from Trafford Road.

P1230530 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230531 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking back east to Trafford Road.

P1230535 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230537 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

At Sam Platt's the concrete munching machine has arrived.

P1230541 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230542 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

It looks like this unit on Trafford Wharf Road is being used a construction base.

P1230543 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Not much happening yet along the canal side.

P1230545 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

But where the industrial unit was demolished progress on preparing the site of the deviation onto Trafford Wharf Road is in progress.

P1230549 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230550 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

On Trafford Wharf Road utility works in progress at two or three sites.

P1230551 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230553 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230554 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Moving along to the junction with Warren Bruce Road with the Coronation St set on the right.

Access routes to the Rank Hovis site have been amended with the original access off Trafford Wharf Road to be closed and replaced by a new access point on Warren Bruce Road. Thanks to marni1971 for this info

P1230555 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230557 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now the Bunzl healthcare site.

P1230563 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230568 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

We noticed a few of these notices regarding utility works. It seems there is some co-ordination with Electricity North West taking on a management role.

P1230562 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A lot of scrub clearance has taken place along Warren Bruce Road where the turnback facility is to be built.

P1230564 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230571 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Further utility work at Village Circle.

P1230574 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230576 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The site of the future Village stop.

P1230579 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

It looks like the boundary inside the CHEP facility has now been established with a green mesh fence installed. The line running between the new fence and the highway to the right.

P1230586 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230587 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Plenty of utility works along Village Way which is now one way over much of its length.

P1230588 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230590 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking back along Village Way in front of the CHEP offices

P1230591 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and also in front of the Exide facility.

P1230598 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking east across Mosley Road junction

P1230602 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and west towards Park Circle.

P1230604 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230607 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I was surprised how much progress has been made at Park Circle with the site of Parkway stop and the route across the circle itself well established.

P1230612 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230615 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking east to the site compound and the site of the stop from Park Circle

P1230626 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and west through the roundabout towards Parkway in the background.

P1230628 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230630 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230634 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A final shot looking back towards the future Parkway stop.

P1230631 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I'm afraid we had to give up now as the heat was tiring us.
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Metrolink Trafford Park extension construction contract signed
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UK: Transport for Greater Manchester confirmed on July 11 that it had signed the £200m contract for its delivery partner WSP and the MPact Thales consortium of Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales to design and build the Trafford Park extension of the Metrolink light rail network.

Trafford Park is the largest major employment zone in Greater Manchester outside the city centre, with more than 1 300 businesses and 35 000 jobs. The 5·5 km mostly segregated Metrolink extension will start at the existing Pomona stop on the Eccles branch and have at six new stops at Wharfside, Imperial War Museum North, Village, Parkway, EventCity and the Trafford Centre retail complex. Utility relocation works have been underway since a groundbreaking ceremony in January and completion is planned by the end of 2020, taking the Metrolink network to 103 km and 99 stops

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Old July 21st, 2017, 10:21 AM   #1650
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The following 3 posts record the first two weeks of a project to replace bridges on the Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge line and realign the track through Ashton Station.

Day one Saturday 8th July.

I took a look at what was in progress at Ashton this afternoon. The big boys' toys were in action and the track through the station has gone now.

View from Henrietta Street bridge.

P1100637 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100638a by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100642 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I'm note sure what these precast concrete units are, may be they form part of the subway.

P1100642a by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

In the car park a crane seen lifting more concrete.

P1100648 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

On Turner Lane itself a larger crane presumably to lift out the old bridge sections. It was lifting its own counter balance weights into place.

P1100653 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The view from Oldham Road bridge with a ballast train and a couple of road rail excavators.

P1100659 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100662a by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Turner Lane with the timber decking on the road under the bridge.

P1100669 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A final view looking east from Henrietta Street.

P1100672 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr
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Early week 2 18th July

Having been away for a few days I took a look at progress at Ashton today.

Work at the west portal of Katherine Street tunnel where a recess has been piled into the cutting side. From here I could hear piling work in the direction of Stalybridge.

P1100949 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100950 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Nearer the station work site

P1100960 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now seen from Henrietta Street bridge and Union Street car park.

Work on the platform realignment which on the north side has considerable narrowed the gap between the platform and the retaining wall.

P1100963 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100967 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110008 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110009 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Both of the new bridge spans are now on site, one on the station car park and the other on Turner Lane.

P1100971 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100997 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Work on the subway structure looks substantially complete although it still lacks a floor.

P1100972 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100974 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Just visible through the scaffolding is the gap where the old bridge spans were.

P1100976 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1100998 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From the bottom of Alexandra Road the new western abutment can jsut be made out.

P1110003 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I walked down to Oldham Road bridge next. This was renewed in 2014 and I noticed that abutments for the old tramroad down from Smallshaw colliery which crossed the main line on its way to Oldham Road Goods Depot at this point. Until the bridge renewal the spans were still in place.

P1100981 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

This photo taken by my Dad in the mid 1960s shows the same location with the bridge deck in place.

neg1762 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Back to today and new rails lie in the four foot ready for installation with equipment also stored on the track.

P1100983 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking west it looks as though drainage work has been taking place behind IKEA.

P1100985 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I now went off in search of the piling work I had earlier heard in the direction of Stalybridge.

From Mossley Road bridge no sign of work in either direction other than new rails stored and trackside lighting..

West

P1110014 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

East

P1110017 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Queen Street bridge.

West, nothing again.

P1110019 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

But east what can I see round the curve towards Stamford Street East?

P1110020 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

a work site near Stamford Street East bridge.

P1110022 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Stamford Street East we can see more piling work to create another trackside recess. Whether these are strengthening works or associated with the provision of equipment I don't have a clue.

P1110027 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110028 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking east from Stamford Street no work visible. The renewed Currier Lane bridge can be seen in the distance.

P1110028 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Finally at Currier Lane bridge nothing other than stored rails.

P1110037 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110036 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The renewal of this bridge caused quite a stir as local residents accused Network Rail of destroying an original structure. In my view the results are quite sympathetic even if the parapet walls are necessarily high.

P1110039 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110035 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

In fact I doubt the structure was original as a shot I took before the renewal shows fairly conclusively in my opinion that the structure had at some time been replaced. It had a concrete deck. The new parapet walls will gradually weather down to look very much like the older ones.

DSC_7034 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

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The following day 19th July after the new bridge spans had been lifted into place.

Having noticed this morning that the 2 new bridge spans were in place I went back this afternoon to get some photos. The pace on site seemed to have stepped up a notch today and there was quite a lot happening.

The new northern span seen from Turner Lane.

P1110050 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The southern span from Wellington Road.

P1110069 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

One of the Rail Replacement buses arriving from Stalybridge.

P1110062 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

This one standing spare at Ashton Bus Station had a badly cracked windscreen although it does seem to show in the photo.

P1110057 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Back to the station.

There was plenty of plant activity up on the track bed.

P1110070 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

What looked like a bulldozer (laserdozer?)with laser monitoring kit working up there as well.

P1110092 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110094 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

One of the cranes had gone and the other was busy loading up the spreader bars used in the bridge lifts.

P1110068 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110092 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

On Turner Lane the timber decking is still in place and there is a large mound of debris under the bridge which they had started removing.

P1110072 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110073 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110074 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Henrietta Street bridge the amount of progress can be seen.

What I think are temporary track panels have been laid to allow road railer access to the Manchester platform line.

P1110096 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110099 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

New concrete sleepers were being moved in alongside the temporary track.

P1110104 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110106 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Spoil was being moved from the Stalybridge side up to the Road Rail Access Point (RRAP) before being transported back along the Manchester line.

P1110103 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A queue for access to the temporary track.

P1110104 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

More sleepers.

P1110105 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Still waiting

P1110108 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Eventually gaining access

P1110110 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110113 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and moving back along the Manchester line

P1110116 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110120 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

whilst the sleeper machine waits with another batch.

P1110123 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Whilst all that was going on another machine was lifting and moving pallets of coping stone support blocks on the Stalybridge side.

P1110114 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110117 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The Manchester platform seems to have its coping stones now but they still have to be fitted on the Stalybridge platform.

P1110126 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

More activity near the bridge on the north side.

P1110127 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr
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I took a trip down to Ashton Moss yesterday and got a few final shots of the signal box. This one o the few fully mechanical signal boxes left in the Manchester area and its area of control is due to be transferred to the Manchester ROC very soon. I had heard a rumour that during the blockade for the bridge works the recontrol may be planned. In the evnt it transpires that the work will take place at some future date.

P1230645 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Showing signal AMN54

P1230641 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230666 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1230674 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The recently renewed structure for signals AM2 and AM4. It's interesting that the plate shows these as AM signals whereas what I believe to be the up main home is plated AMN54. The box designation is different.

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Ashton Station project last week.

It seems the up line has been relaid now and work is in progress on the down line.

East of the station near Katherine Street Tunnel.

P1110138 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110139 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking west to Cowhill Lane bridge.

P1110140 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Cowhill Lane

P1110143 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A Class 66 on a spoil train.

P1110145 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110147 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110150 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now from Henrietta Street.

Looking east the down line trackbed excavated.

P1110151 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and looking west through the station.

P1110154 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110155 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The up platform looks to be narrower now.

P1110157 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110160 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110162 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110163 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now moving to the new bridges.

Here seen from the up side at the bottom of Alexandra Road.

P1110165 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

and from Turner Lane

P1110167 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From the down side seen from Wellington Road/Warrington Street junction.

P1110179 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110181 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The rebuilt subway now has a new facing and parapet wall.

P1110182 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110183 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Work is still in progress inside though.

P1110185 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Oldham Road Bridge the relaid up line can be seen along with the excavations on the down line.

P1110167 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1110175 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A Rail Replacement bus leaves for Manchester.

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In view of recent announcements regarding electrification perhaps this is the wrong thread for these but a few photos from the recently re-opened Ashton Station.

Moving from east to west starting with a look from cow Hill Lane towards Katherine Street tunnel. Both lines have been relaid.

P1230999 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240001 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Looking west towards Henrietta Street bridge and the station.

P1240004 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The same view back in 2011

P1010994 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From Henrietta Street the new alignment through the station.

P1240007 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240010 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240008 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now the station itself starting at the subway. Work is still ongoing the complete all parts of the job.

New Northern corporate signage.

P1240011 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240026 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240027 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

At platform level the platforms have been raised somewhat. Also note the new ticket machine.

P1240013 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240015 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Although this photo doesn't show it too well the floor in the booking office is now split level as the booking window hasn't been altered so the floor there is as it always was. The floor at the entrance has been raised though.

P1240014 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The platform entrance doors have been moved by swapping window and door positions round. The large multi pane window was formerly a doorway.

P1240016 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240018 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The changes have resulted in a new ramp to the staff access door on the Manchester side of the booking office.

P1240022 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240023 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Over Turner Lane the new bridge spans are lighter in construction than their predecessors.

P1240030 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240036 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240039 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The interface between the old stone walling and the new abutments is still to be finished.

P1240032 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240033 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

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I took a walk around the Ordsall Chord job today, the first for some time I'm afraid.

Starting from New Bailey Car Park to give an overall view.

P1240065 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240067 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240070 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

A bit closer view, I hadn't realised that only one of the 'swooshes' had been installed.

P1240071 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Now from Trinity Way.

P1240074 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The start of the new structure.

P1240078 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

What I assume is the steelwork for the second '[email protected] lying in the yard behind the viaduct.

P1240079 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Here I think they were putting in formwork to allow them to fill the gap between the old and new structures.

P1240082 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240083 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Working on the tiebars fitted to the new parapet of the old viaduct. The steel rebars are in place for what looks to be a terminating wall where the structure was cut back.

P1240086 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240087 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

I was a little disappointed that obtaining decent photos of the caurved steelwork was difficult.

P1240091 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240093 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240095 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240097 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Work on the old stone bridge.

P1240094a by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

That flipping speed sign is a nuisance!

P1240098 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

From the Water Street side now where a veritable forest of OLE structures is appearing.

P1240106 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

The restored brickwork on Water Street.

P1240111 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Tantalising views into the structures behind the brickwork under the ramp. Are these the old stables I wonder. It would be nice to think that the windows are glazed so we can see inside.

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The bridge into the MOSI site is still under wraps.

P1240112 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

More of the restored old brickwork ion the distance.

P1240118 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

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Working on the old Stephenson bridges seen from the river behind the V&A Hotel.

P1240126 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240125 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

Finally the Trinity Way 'swoosh' from behind.

P1240127 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr

P1240128 by Steve Hyde, on Flickr
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How would you rank Manchester's public transportation on 0-10 scale?
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How would you rank Manchester's public transportation on 0-10 scale?
A solid 0.5.

If we actually had the support of our "government" it has the potential to be a 9.5 but I'm not actually sure the current government know that there's a world outside London
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How would you rank Manchester's public transportation on 0-10 scale?
I'm no where near as pessimistic as VDB, I'll give it about 6
It could easily be a 9 with proper investment but as VDB says, all that goes to London.
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