Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Altincham to Manchester



Heavy rail and tram meet at Altrincham. Looking west with the line to Chester on the left and the terminus platforms of the Metrolink trams on the ...
John McIntyre 19/05/2017
156423, on a Piccadilly to Chester service, calls at Platform 4 at Altrincham on 13th January. The gaps in the canopies mark the removal of the old ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
A new footbridge is nearing completion at Altrincham, providing access to all four platforms. Single tram 3016 has just arrived in Platform 1 from ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
Sprinter 150118 rolls into Altrincham on a Northern service from Chester to Piccadilly on 13th January 2015. The train is passing the Metrolink bay ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
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Tram and train both with their next stop at Altrincham, call at Navigation Road on 19 May 2017. The Metrolink tram will terminate there but the ...
John McIntyre 19/05/2017
Two services for Manchester Piccadilly meet at Navigation Road. Pacer 142047 will travel via Stockport with three intermediate stops. Tram 3052 has 11 ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
Metrolink 1006 leads a four car formation off the double track section from Altrincham and over the level crossing into Navigation Road. At the same ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2012
An unusual arrangement applies at Navigation Road station. Metrolink trams in both directions use the west side platform as seen here with 1022 ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2012
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Deansgate Junction signal box, as seen from a Manchester bound tram. The box controls trains and trams between here and Altrincham including frequent ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
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An Altrincham bound service pulls away from busy Trafford Bar station in March 2018. The doors on Metrolink trams are set very high because the system ...
Mark Bartlett 27/03/2018
Trafford Bar was the original Old Trafford station, the name change only coming about in 1992 when Warwick Road, outside the cricket ground, was ...
Mark Bartlett 30/06/2010
The new junction for the Didsbury line can be seen immediately behind this Altrincham to Bury tram arriving at Trafford Bar. To maintain capacity ...
Mark Bartlett 30/06/2010
Nearly new Metrolink 3088, leaving the East Didsbury line, emerges from the dive under at Trafford Bar to join the Altrincham line into ...
Mark Bartlett 13/01/2015
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158754, on a Manchester Oxford Road to Selby service, passes Castlefield Junction on 27th March 2018 heading for the new Ordsall Chord link to ...
Mark Bartlett 27/03/2018
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Arriva Trains Wales Class 175 passes through Deansgate heading for Manchester Piccadilly on 05 July 2014. ...
John McIntyre 05/07/2014
Nearing the end of a long journey from Felixstowe, GBRf 66741 rumbles through Deansgate station on 6 August heading for the Trafford Park freight ...
Mark Bartlett 07/08/2014
Platform scene at Deansgate station on 5 July 2014. ATW 175008 is heading west non-stop with a service for North Wales via Warrington and Chester, ...
John McIntyre 05/07/2014
A pair of EMT Class 158s heading west from Deansgate station towards Castlefields Jct with the 1057 service from Norwich to Liverpool on a damp and ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2017
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EMT 158846, on the 1057hrs Norwich to Lime St, rolls into Manchester Oxford Road on time at 1543hrs with just 31 miles of a 250 mile journey to go. On ...
Mark Bartlett 30/10/2018
A Pacer/Sprinter combination, working from Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly on 30th October 2018, slows alongside the distinctive canopies and ...
Mark Bartlett 30/10/2018
An Arriva Trains Wales service calls at Manchester Oxford Road on 5 March 2015. This was the penultimate stop for the 1508 Llandudno to Manchester ...
John McIntyre 05/03/2015
A Freightliner class 70 hauled container service from Trafford Park approaching Manchester Oxford Road on 20 October 2017 with a consignent for ...
John McIntyre 20/10/2017
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142004, heading a service to Manchester Airport, departing from Manchester Piccadilly on 30th April 2016. ...
David Bosher 30/04/2016
323227 on a Northern service to Crewe at Manchester Piccadilly on 30th April 2016. ...
David Bosher 30/04/2016
150132 to Buxton (left) and 323227 to Crewe (right) at Manchester Piccadilly station on 30th April 2016. ...
David Bosher 30/04/2016
323232, on an Alderley Edge stopper, departing from Manchester Piccadilly on 30th April 2016. This station was known as Manchester London Road until ...
David Bosher 30/04/2016
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