SJ9291 : An overview of Bredbury Curve

taken 7 months ago, near to Bredbury, Stockport, Great Britain

An overview of Bredbury Curve
An overview of Bredbury Curve
A view from the platform crossover bridge showing the lines towards Manchester. On the left is the "Bredbury Curve" which is to be filled in, levelled and used for housing.
Bredbury Curve Development
In 2015 plans were put forward for the Bredbury Curve Development. Although recommended for acceptance the plans were rejected in March 2016 LinkExternal link but the plans were subsequently amended slightly and then approved.

The proposal involves the filling in of the existing railway cutting with inert materials and the construction of 60 dwellings with associated new highways, a junction with Stockport Road East, landscaping, parking and amenities.

The site was previously a railway cutting that accommodated a rail line which linked the Glazebrook to Godley Line to the Ashbury Junction to New Mills Junction line. The scheme is designed in such a way that a corridor will be retained along the northern corner of the site that will enable a future tram/train line to be constructed between the Ashbury Junction to New Mills Junction line and Whitefield Road and then onwards towards Stockport Town Centre.

Peter Whatley's photograph SJ9291 : Tracks ahead shows how it looked in 1989.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Bredbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9267 9185 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.4036N 2:6.7061W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9272 9182
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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