Plaque and time capsule at St Peter’s Square

As work on the transformational Second City Crossing comes to a conclusion St Peter’s Square is starting to look its part as the major interchange stop it will become once services start running on the new route in early 2017. But away from the obvious changes here two other additions have been made with a time capsule buried for future generations whilst the official opening plaque has been restored in a new position.

The time capsule has been buried outside Central Library with a specially engraved paving slab with a tram and time themed design marking the spot for future generations. Included in the capsule are local newspapers, theatre programmes, photographs and local sporting memorabilia whilst a unique 3D printed bespoke sculpture inspired by 2CC and specially composed pieces of music are also included.

The capsule has recently been buried in its resting place with representatives from Transport for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council and M-Pact Thales joining local schoolchildren at a special ceremony.

Meanwhile the special commemorative plaque unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen at the official opening of Metrolink in 1992 has been relocated and is once again in pride of place at St Peter’s Square. Now located on one of the in-bound platforms passengers will be able to see a piece of history each time they alight from the tram at St Peter’s Square.

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