LRTA Tour: Manchester Metrolink

This was the second sidetrip of the LRTA AGM weekend. The Mainchester Metrolink is mostly built on old heavy-rail alignment, with some street running. Because of its history, it uses high-level platforms. There are three lines at present, with more bing built.


 
 
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   Loading the reserved car at St. Peter's Square
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   Loading the reserved car at St. Peter's Square
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   Broadway station. There's a very wide space in the middle - maybe set aside for future track.
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   Our car at Broadway
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   A regular service car departing Broadway en route to St. Peter's. This photo shows the track layout being installed for the future Media centre - BBC etc.
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   The end of the track at Eccles - where there is interchange with buses.
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   Eccles
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   The Manchester Metrolink system uses high-level platforms, as shown at Eccles
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   Tram/bus interchange at Eccles
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   Metrolink car and Network Rail train at Altrincham.
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   Metrolink car at Altrincham Station
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   Elaboarte wire-tensioning devices at Altrincham, probably part of the original railway electrification.
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   End of the line (for now) at Altrincham: the special car and a regular service car
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   Photo stop at Old Trafford.

 


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