SJ9098 : Manchester Metrolink tramway construction on the A662 road at Droylsden

taken 7 years ago, near to Droylsden, Tameside, Great Britain

Manchester Metrolink tramway construction on the A662 road at Droylsden
Manchester Metrolink tramway construction on the A662 road at Droylsden
This is a busy road junction, where the A662 road crosses Market Street. The section of the A662 nearest the camera is called Ashton Road. On the side of Market Street it becomes Manchester Road. The large white building is the Concord Suite, originally built for the former Droylsden Council. Today it is occupied mainly by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. On the first floor there is a ballroom, where dance classes are held by the long established firm of Donahey's. To the left of the building is the Droylsden Centre.

The road works in this view are connected with the construction of the tramway extension from Manchester's city centre to Droylsden, which will open in 2012. Later it will be extended to Ashton-under-Lyne. The tracks have already been laid, and one can be seen in the foreground crossing Market Street. At the time this picture was taken, the overhead line equipment had not been installed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 904 980 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7667N 2:8.7400W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 904 980
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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