SJ8397 : A nice open space (for now)

taken 4 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

A nice open space (for now)
A nice open space (for now)
For now, but not for long. Originally the site of the Peace Garden SJ8398 : The Peace Garden, Manchester the area has been used as a building site during the restoration of the Central Library and the Town Hall Extension. Now that the Cenotaph has been moved from St Peter's Square to outside the Town Hall the building work has moved over to the other side of St Peter's Square. However this open space will disappear when the Metrolink Second City Crossing is built across it.
Metrolink Second City Crossing
The rapid expansion of the Metrolink network since 2009 placed significant extra demand on the existing line through the centre of Manchester due to the additional number of tram movements as all the routes run through a single line in the city centre.

In January 2014, work began on a second Metrolink line (The Second City Crossing, 2CC) through the city centre as part of the Transport Strategy for Manchester City Centre. As well as giving extra capacity, it will also provide more flexibility to serve special events and reduce disruption caused by future maintenance and renewals in the city centre.

The route runs from the existing line at Victoria Station, through Exchange Square, Corporation Street, Cross Street and Princess Street to the existing Deansgate-Castlefield stop via an extended and enlarged stop at St Peterís Square. A new stop was created at Exchange Square and the Victoria Station stop was improved as part of the overall refurbishment of the station. LinkExternal link

The first stage of the route, between Victoria and Exchange Square, was opened in December 2015 whilst the final section, from Exchange Square to St Peterís Square, was opened to passengers on 26 February 2017.

LinkExternal link Transport for Greater Manchester
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 September, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Open Area 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8395 9799 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7032N 2:14.5981W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8393 9795
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Site of Former Peace Garden  Cenotaph  Town Hall Extension  Metrolink 

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