SJ8293 : Cycle path near St Werburghs Road Metrolink station, Chorlton

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Cycle path near St Werburghs Road Metrolink station, Chorlton
Cycle path near St Werburghs Road Metrolink station, Chorlton
Opened to St Werburghs Road in July 2011, the South Manchester Metrolink line utilises the trackbed of the Midland Railway's South Manchester District Line. At Chorlton Junction, where the tram station now stands on the opposite side of the bridge, the former Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway's Falowfield Loop Line towards Guide Bridge diverged from the South District Line.

In the 1990s the Fallowfield Loop was converted into a cycle path, which also continued under the bridge span seen on the right hand side for a short distance. Fortunately the bridge had been built to accommodate future doubling between Chorlton-cum-Hardy station and Chorlton Junction (which did not take place). This has allowed the cycle path to be diverted through the unused span, crossing the tram tracks a little way to the west.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Chorlton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8234 9366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.3649N 2:16.0389W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8234 9366
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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