In Pictures: Trafford Park line junction installed
Between 28th July and 10th August no trams on Manchester Metrolink ran between Cornbrook and Eccles to allow for the construction of the junction with the new Trafford Park line at Pomona. The work was completed on time allowing Metrolink services to resume as planned and in this pictorial we see the finished work at the junction on 17th August.
In addition to the work around Pomona other big sections of the line continue to be constructed. One big section set to be put into place soon is that of the steel work for the bridge over the Bridgewater Canal alongside Park Way in Trafford Park. This is due to be lifted into place over the weekend of 8th and 9th September.
Taken on Pomona stop shows 3064 crossing the junction on the way to Eccles.
Again at Pomona stop on the inbound side showing the new crossing taking the outbound Eccles line across what will be the inbound Trafford Park line along with the trailing junction between the two lines.
This shows the facing points in the outbound line at the west end of Pomona stop.
Taken at ground level on Pomona Strand we can see the steel beam spanning Pomona Strand which will support the first of the main spans of the new viaduct. The new spans are due to be lifted into place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd September.
This shot was taken from Trafford Road Bridge and shows the approach ramp and the new bridge piers in place in readiness for the spans. (All Photographs by Steve Hyde, 18th August 2018)
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