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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

ABC Wednesday: On the Rails

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is R for "On the Rails" and the photo shows the rails of the almost-completed tramway7 from Manchester to Ashton.

The picture is looking westwards across Oldham Road. One set of rails is coming straight towards the camera while the other set can be seen a little to the left. The Ashton tram terminus is behind me. The trams already run as far as Droylsden and the rest of the line to Ashton will open later in the year.

The track is complete and workmen are finishing off paving and landscaping. Trams have already been to this location on test in the small hours of the night. Metrolink are being a little vague about when the line will be open for service and I suspect that they will need to wait until enough new trams have been delivered.

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  1. How nice it will be to have the new RAIL system.
    Sometimes it seems progress moves so slowly.

  2. The line to East Didsbury opens next week so maybe Ashton will also open earlier than scheduled (notwithstanding being actual behind the original scheduling).

  3. I am a fan of railroads!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I fist rails I see today !
    ABC Team

  5. I know I haven't been here to visit for quite a while. It's nice to be back!
    We'll all be looking forward to seeing photos of Ashton "on the rails" for real.

  6. I love living in a city with a tram since I can't drive where I lived before it was always an hour for the bus and then usually 15 minutes of just sitting in the terminal


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