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Manchester Metrolink South Manchester Line Construction Works

Some pictures of our local tram system extensions under construction.

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The future site of the new West Didsbury tram stop, looking south-east from Palatine Road.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 13:54
One platform of the former West Didsbury station is still basically intact on this date, looking north-west from Palatine Road.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 13:55
Looking north-east from from School Lane in Didsbury. The original Didsbury station was here. This section will need to be dug out.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:09
The future site of the new Didsbury Village tram stop, looking south-east from School Lane.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:10
Looking westwards from Kingsway towards the Styal Line railway overbridge.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:20
Looking eastwards from Kingsway to the new site of East Didsbury tram stop.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:21
Looking north-west from Burton Road, where the new tram stop will be.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:59
Looking south-east from Burton Road towards West Didsbury, whose former platform can be seen.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 14:59
Looking north-west from Princess Road at the site of the new Withington tram stop.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:08
St Werburgh's Road tram stop. The wires here are live, test trams have run. Services here are due to start in a few month's time.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:17
Nice track - looking north-west from St Werburgh's Road.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:24
Looking towards St Werburgh's Road from a footpath crossing.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:25
St Werburgh's Road station, with the former Fallowfield Loop line trailing in from the right.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:28
Reverse angle view of St Werburgh's Road tram stop taken from Mauldeth Road West. The route from Manchester Airport, due to open in 2016, will converge from the left here.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:37
Chorlton tram stop. This is the site of the former Chorlton-cum-Hardy station.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 15:53
Firswood tram stop.
Photograph taken on 30/01/2011 at 16:01
Withington tram stop site from Princess Road, looking towards Mauldeth Road West and St. Werburgh's Road.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 15:30
Burton Road tram stop site, looking towards Withington.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 15:41
West Didsbury tram stop site, looking towards Didsbury Village.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 15:44
The view north-east from from School Lane in Didsbury, with the trackbed fully prepared.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 15:47
Didsbury Village station as viewed from School Lane overbridge. Track laying has reach here from East Didsbury.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 15:47
The view from Kingsway towards the Styal Line railway route.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 16:04
East Didsbury tram stop site as seen from Kingsway.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 16:05
East Didsbury tram stop construction site looking towards Kingsway. The station area is to the right. There are plenty of new track panels ready for laying.
Photograph taken on 19/02/2012 at 16:08
Most of the platform furniture has been installed at Didsbury Village tram stop. Out of view, the track is complete and ballasted, and the OHLE supports are ready to receive the wiring.
Photograph taken on 27/06/2012 at 18:45
Withington tram stop pretty much complete, with almost all furniture installed.
Photograph taken on 08/07/2012 at 17:19
Burton Road tram stop, with overhead wiring starting to be installed.
Photograph taken on 08/07/2012 at 17:24
West Didsbury tram stop entrance - newly added fence........
Photograph taken on 08/07/2012 at 17:29
Wiring in progress at West Didsbury tram stop.
Photograph taken on 22/07/2012 at 17:36
The tram stop seat at West Didsbury has been moved.....
Photograph taken on 22/07/2012 at 17:36
Wiring in progress at Didsbury Village tram stop.
Photograph taken on 22/07/2012 at 17:46
Looking towards St Werburgh's Road tram stop taken from Mauldeth Road West. The track and wiring towards the camera, heading for East Didsbury, is now almost complete.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 15:24
From Burton Road bridge looking towards West Didsbury.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 15:39
West Didsbury tram stop.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 15:43
The site of the former Didsbury station: beyond the next bridge, School Lane, is Didsbury Village tram stop.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 15:50
Didsbury Village tram stop.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 15:53
East Didsbury tram stop, looking towards the end of the line. The wiring is half completed here.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 16:08
The crossovers outside East Didsbury tram stop, with the Styal Loop line crossing above.
Photograph taken on 03/08/2012 at 16:11

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