Ordsall Chord – “Joining the Dots”

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Technical lecture
14 November 2017 18:30 - 19:30
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As part of Network Rail's plan to improve rail travel in the north of England, they are building a viaduct to link Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations

Since October 2015, work has been taking place on the Ordsall Chord. This will be 300 metres of new track that will create a link between Manchester city centre’s main train stations for the first time.

This new section will be to the north west of Castlefield Junction, linking the line with the Deal Street Junction line, connecting Manchester Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations. However, for this vital piece of track to be fitted, a huge amount of work needs to take place beforehand. This includes realigning existing track, building new bridges, removing disused arches and restoring Grade I listed structures.

Once the work is completed in December 2017, the chord will help provide many benefits not only to passengers but also to the wider economy.

This is a joint meeting with the Permanent Way Institution.


Mr. Graham Gornall, Project Manager, Northern Hub Alliance


Manchester Metropolitan University
Room T0.03
John Dalton Building
Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street)
M1 5GD
United Kingdom

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0161 276 3750
Siemens Transportation Systems
Ardwick Traincare Facility
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