SJ8194 : Steps to southbound platform, site of Chorlton cum Hardy station

taken 8 years ago, near to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, Great Britain

Steps to southbound platform, site of Chorlton cum Hardy station
Steps to southbound platform, site of Chorlton cum Hardy station
The station at Chorlton-cum-Hardy fell to the Beeching axe and closed in 1967. The buildings and parts of the platforms were demolished shortly thereafter. The line remained open for freight only until 1988. When this photo was taken work was well under way to re-open the line, initially as far as St Werburgh's Road, as part of the expansion of the Metrolink tram network.

For many years these steps were hidden from view by vegetation. Clearance work for the Metrolink line and the new Chorlton tram stop meant they were once again visible. They have since been replaced with a new set at the same location. Behind the steps can be seen a surviving concrete lamppost.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 January, 2010
Category
Railway station (site of)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8196 9401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.5529N 2:16.3833W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8194 9400
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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