Tag Archives: Metrolink

Besses o’ th’ Barn station

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 9.05pm (day 3,660)

Besses o' th' Barn station, 1/9/21

The apostrophes appear to be compulsory in any reference to this place, or the suburbia that surrounds it — the hinterland between Manchester and Bury. Can you think of a more ‘northern’ name for a public transport terminus? I am struggling. Why was I here at 9pm on a Wednesday evening? The usual reasons…. walk, football, etc.

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Waiting at the tram stop

Thursday 26th November 2020, 8.00am (day 3,381)

Exchange Square tram stop, 26/11/20

Here I am still going into Manchester a couple of days a week, largely because it gets the step count up. I will try not to get symbolic and just observe that I like this picture because of the various chunks of detail, which seem to lay over one another like a collage, particularly on the right hand side. And the pigeon which sneaked itself in.

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Tram stop

Friday 13th March 2015, 1.10pm (day 1,296)

Tram stop, 13/3/15

So what’s in the carrying case? Inquiring minds want to know.

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At Victoria — but not on the train

Wednesday 7th January 2015, 3.35pm (day 1,231)

Tram, Victoria, 7/1/15

Manchester Victoria station passes by through the windows of a Metrolink tram. Why was I on a Metrolink tram going through Victoria, the place where I normally catch my train home? Because there weren’t any bloody trains from Victoria this afternoon, were there. Tram to Rochdale instead, three-hour journey home, welcome back to the 2015 commute indeed.

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Rebuilding Victoria

Friday 10th October 2014, 8.45am (day 1,142)

Victoria rebuilding, 10/10/14

More a documentary photo today than any claims to artistic quality. This is where they’re currently at with the rebuilding of Manchester Victoria station. The tracks are the Metrolink (tram) line, still working (you can see a tram in the background) but the stop is closed. So the commuters can trundle through and watch lots and lots of men hanging about while dressed from head to toe in fluorescent orange.

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