Wednesday, November 04, 2009

ABC Wednesday - P is for Piccadilly


Manchester's Metrolink tram network has been undergoing renovations and for several months it has been closed as can be seen on sithenah.


That work is now complete and trams are running again through Piccadilly Gardens.


I managed to get a seat at the front for the short journey from Piccadilly Gardens to Piccadilly Station.


As the tram waits to cross London Road into Piccadilly Station we can see a 192 bus on its way to Stockport and a train leaving the station towards Oxford Road Station and all points West.


Finally we arrive at Piccadilly Tram Station where you can walk out on to Fairfield Street opposite the old Mayfield Station or take the escalator or the lift up to Piccadilly Mainline Station.

In two years time you'll be able to take the tram to Oldham.

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15 comments:

  1. Great public transportation you have there! Have to admit that I'm a bit envious of that! Great captures!

    Sylvia

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  2. I must admit that this looked much nicer than than the situation described in your other post.

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  3. Looks lovely now and I like how you put your name and link on the truck going by the train window.

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  4. I always wonder about the speed things get done by. For months and months on end it looks as if all they do is drink tea and whistle after women and then one day you return and everything is spic and span and beautiful and working.

    It certainly looks a lot better than the mess on your other site.

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  5. It looks beautifully gleaming now. Guess the commuters will be relieved that it is up and running. Still tram works is a change from road works.

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  6. This reminds me of my one and only trip to London--we were so impressed by the Tube. I was chaperoning a group of high school students, and one of our favorite sayings after this was "Mind the Gap":)

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  7. I'm glad you also showed the finished product.

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  8. a bit of before and after. nice work, though the before shot was effective in its starkness.

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  9. This mass transiy=t actually looks pretty!
    I like the way your name and site are on the van...
    Very cleaver.
    Sherry

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  10. Wow, it looks really nice. It is not a renovation, it is a total make over.

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  11. That does look like an excellent public transport system! We don't have trams here, but I think maybe we should!

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  12. It's always nice once the improvements are made on public transportation, and then to enjoy them.

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  13. My dream - to live somewhere that has public transportation! This is much nicer than anything I've seen.

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