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. 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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SJ8397 : Re-building the Metrolink Stop at St Peter's Square by David Dixon
SJ8397 : St Peter's Square Tram Station - September 2016 by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Exchange Square Metrolink Stop Under Construction (November 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing Construction, Princess Street (March 2016) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Manchester Cenotaph by David Dixon
SJ8397 : West Mosley Street by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Tram on Princess Street, Metrolink Second City Crossing by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Digging up St Peter's Square by Gerald England
SJ8397 : Redevelopment at St Peter's Square (March 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Metrolink Construction Outside Victoria by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Corporation Street from Exchange Square by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Tram Passing Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Metrolink Second City Crossing Construction - Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Princess Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Corporation Street, Second City Crossing Work Dec 2014 by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Outside Manchester Central by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8398 : Metrolink Second City Crossing, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8397 : Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Stop (August 2015) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Metrolink Construction Work on Corporation Street (Second City Crossing) by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Corporation Street by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Cenotaph and Town Hall by Gerald England
SJ8398 : Cross Street, Metrolink Second City Crossing by David Dixon
SJ8498 : Tramlines out of Victoria by Gerald England
SJ8397 : St Peter's Square Tram Stop by Gerald England

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

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