SJ8498 : Mock Trams in Exchange Square

taken 4 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Mock Trams in Exchange Square
Mock Trams in Exchange Square
The sight of these two "trams" on Corporation Street was drawing much attention from onlookers as there are currently no tram tracks in this area! Closer investigation revealed that they were "mock-ups" to be used as obstacles in the Red Bull City Trial, the following day (LinkExternal link Red Bull).
Exchange Square, Manchester :: SJ8398
Exchange Square is a public space which was created after the IRA’s 1996 Manchester bombing. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping Centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

The square is due to be served by Exchange Square Metrolink station on the Manchester Metrolink network. Construction on the new extension started in 2014 and the entire Second City Crossing scheme LinkExternal link should be operational by 2017.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8400 9867 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0700N 2:14.5549W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8400 9865
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Manchester  City Square  Metrolink  Trams 

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