SJ8293 : Disused railway line south east of Chorlton Junction

taken 8 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Disused railway line south east of Chorlton Junction
Disused railway line south east of Chorlton Junction
This was the trackbed of the former Midland Railway's Manchester South District Line from Manchester Central towards Tiviot Dale. The section from Chorlton Junction closed in the 1960s.

Since this photo was taken the section of line seen here has been re-opened as part of the Metrolink tram network. Phase 3a of the expansion plans included development of the South Manchester line as far as the new St Werburgh's Road station. The photographer's location is roughly in the vicinity of where the ramp from the island platform now stands, at the east end of the station. Tracks have been laid almost to the bridge carrying Mauldeth Road West over the line, with a head-shunt and points to allow trams to change tracks.

As part of Phase 3b, work is ongoing to extend the line towards Didsbury, with a another extension towards Manchester Airport, the junction being near Mauldeth Road West.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 January, 2010
Category
Railways > Railway trackbed   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8250 9355 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.3059N 2:15.8940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8250 9355
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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