SJ8397 : Going under Manchester Central

taken 8 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Going under Manchester Central
Going under Manchester Central

The arches under Manchester Central lead to underground car parks.
Manchester Central
The Manchester Central complex was originally built as Manchester Central Station and opened officially in July 1880. It operated successfully for almost 90 years but was deemed surplus to requirements when the railway network was restructured following the Beeching report. Central Station closed in May 1969.

The building had been granted Grade l listed status in 1963 and this ensured that the shell would be preserved but it remained standing empty for several years. Greater Manchester County Council purchased the building in 1978, developjng the station into the G-Mex (the "Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre") which opened in 1986. Its listing was revised to Grade II status in 1994 (LinkExternal link for listing details).

In 2001 the Manchester International Convention Centre (MICC) was added to the complex and in January 2007 the venue was rebranded as Manchester Central, evoking the memory of the former Manchester Central railway station.

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SJ8397, 2047 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Railways 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8374 9773 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5626N 2:14.7871W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8374 9771
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Exhibition Centre  Car Park Entrance 

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