First train crosses the Ordsall Chord and makes railway history [MEN]





Date: 10/12/2017

It was an historic moment as the first train crossed the Ordsall Chord linking Manchester Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations on Sunday morning. The M.E.N. joined a strong turnout of train enthusiasts for the first journey from Victoria to Oxford Road via the new network arch bridge at the heart of the line. Designed by architect Peter Jenkins of BDP, the £85m Network Rail project, includes 300m of track and a series of bridges and viaducts. The first train departed Victoria on Sunday at 8.40am, before heading to Oxford Road and back to Victoria, then making its way to Leeds.


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