Metrolink Second City Crossing :: Shared Description

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.

LinkExternal link Transport for Greater Manchester
by David Dixon
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SJ8398 : Princess Street by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Exchange Square by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Metrolink Tram Entering Victoria Station by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Tram Passing Manchester Cenotaph, Second City Crossing by David Dixon
SJ8498 : New Tram Stop at Exchange Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Extension, Albert Square/Princess Street, April 2016 by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Construction of New Metrolink Stop at St Peter's Square (June 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Mosley Street by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Metrolink Second City Crossing Work, Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, New Metrolink Stop at Corporation Street/Exchange Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Cross Street by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Metrolink Exchange Square Stop Under Construction (November 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8397 : A nice open space (for now) by Gerald England
SJ8498 : New Metrolink Stop at Exchange Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : New Tramlines at St Peter's Square (December 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Second City Crossing, Albert Square (Apr 2016) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Lines to the left by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Tram stop next to Next by Gerald England
SJ8498 : Passing the Art Gallery by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8397 : Site of former Peace Garden by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Tram passing the Arndale Centre by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Second City Crossing Construction, Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Tram on Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : The Final Piece of the Jigsaw by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Construction of Exchange Square Stop by David Dixon

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Created: Sun, 2 Feb 2014, Updated: Sun, 5 Mar 2017

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