SJ8297 : The Manchester and Liverpool Railway, severed

taken 2 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

The Manchester and Liverpool Railway, severed
The Manchester and Liverpool Railway, severed
This photo was taken from a train on the new Ordsall Curve. In the foreground is the trackbed of the historic Manchester and Liverpool Railway, which until construction of the new chord connected the rail tracks of the Museum of Science and Industry to the national network. The decision to cut this historic link was challenged in court, but the overall benefit of improving today's rail links was judged to override the preservation argument. The bridge on the old line, which is grade I listed (list entry 1270603), is now being refurbished.

See the shared description for more details of the overall Ordsall Chord project.
The Ordsall Chord

The Ordsall Chord (also known as the Ordsall Lane Chord, Ordsall Curve or Castlefield Curve) is a short stretch of railway line currently (2016/17) under construction in the Ordsall area of Salford. It will link the mainline railway stations at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria.

First proposed in the 1970s (as the "Castlefield Curve"), parliamentary powers for construction of the link were received in 1979 but the project was cancelled. The proposal was revived in 2010 as part of Network Railís Manchester Northern Hub proposal. It is scheduled to be completed by December 2017, and will cost around £85 million to construct.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Railways  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8290 9790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6527N 2:15.5470W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8287 9791
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Railway Bridge  Grade I Listed 

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