SJ8398 : Corporation Street from Exchange Square

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Corporation Street from Exchange Square
Corporation Street from Exchange Square
The area has much changed since 1977 SJ8398 : Corporation Street And The Arndale Centre. The area was devastated in 1996 by the IRA bomb SJ8398 : Corporation Street after the Bomb. In the aftermath a new footbridge was installed between the Arndale Centre (left) and what is now Selfridges (right). In more recent years the Second City Crossing has seen a new tramline constructed from St Peter's Square to Victoria via Exchange Square.
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.

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Manchester Arndale (Arndale Centre) :: SJ8498
The Arndale Centre (Manchester Arndale) is the largest Inner City shopping centre in the UK. It was built in the 1970s and redeveloped after the IRA bombing of 1996. There are over 240 shops in the centre covering one and a half million square feet.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 August, 2017
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Paths  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8395 9857 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0160N 2:14.5998W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9862
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Metrolink Extension  Metrolink  Second City Crossing  Tramway  Arndale Centre  Selfridges 

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