SJ8397 : Metrolink, Deansgate-Castlefield (Jan 2015)

taken 5 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Metrolink, Deansgate-Castlefield (Jan 2015)
Metrolink, Deansgate-Castlefield (Jan 2015)
A Manchester-bound Metrolink tram arrives at the new island platform at Metrolink’s Deansgate-Castlefield stop which is currently being remodelled. For the time being this platform is being used for both inbound and outbound trams as the outbound platform is currently closed whilst it is being upgraded.

Originally, the Metrolink stop had two platforms serving tracks running in separate directions. These platforms were ‘staggered’ with reduced length and confused access arrangements. It therefore had no capacity to operate as an ‘interchange’.

Current improvements include the creation of this new (inbound) island platform and two new track cross-overs are being installed, allowing trams to turn back in both directions.

LinkExternal link pdf document with details of the upgrading of the Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop (Ian Simpson Architects/Manchester City Council).

See also SJ8397 : Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Station, New Inbound Platform Under Construction.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 January, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 January, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Construction, Development 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 834 975 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4812N 2:15.0397W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 834 975
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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