Manchester Metrolink Then & Now: Withington

Your Sunday evening photo series return to “Manchester Metrolink Then & Now” for the next few weeks. This series takes a look at a couple of photos showing parts of the Manchester Metrolink network before or during construction works and once trams had started running, so let’s resume this look back in time.

We’re at Withington for this pair of photos as we look down from Princess Road to the alignment of the Metrolink line. Withington is the first stop on the Metrolink line to East Didsbury after it splits from the Airport line at St Weburgh’s Road and like the rest of this line it is a reserved section of track with no shared running with other traffic.

Its 23rd February 2010 as we first look down from Princess Road and you could be mistaken that we are actually looking down at a river! There has obviously been some wet weather recently before this photo with the trackbed being prepared for the eventual installation of the track. This view is looking north.

On 15th June 2023 its an all together drier scene as we look down at Withington tramstop again. 3086 is at the rear of a double unit heading off to Shaw & Crompton with trees surrounding the tramway. (Both Photographs by Keith Chadbourne)

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