SJ8398 : Manchester Exchange Station Site

taken 5 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Exchange Station Site
Manchester Exchange Station Site
At one time Manchester Victoria Station was connected across Victoria Street to Exchange Station which was built by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1884. Following an extension to Exchange’s Platform 3 in 1929 , taking it across the bridge to join Victoria’s Platform 1, the joint platform extended for 670 metres between the two stations, making it the longest passenger railway platform Europe.

Exchange Station closed in 1969 and was subsequently demolished; its services were transferred to Victoria. Most of its site opposite the cathedral is now a car park although some features can still be seen in this photograph including part of the joint platform, the trackbed and the passenger footbridge.

Although called Manchester Exchange, the bulk of the station was to the west of the Irwell, putting it in Salford.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 March, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8379 9894 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.2152N 2:14.7457W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8385 9899
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Footbridge  Railway Station  Manchester City Centre 

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