Manchester Metro is looking good

City Centre
Well it looks as though the City Centre works will be complete in time for the reopening on 2nd November.
 
The only small blot on the landscape is the works at Piccadilly Gardens. The upgrading of the tram stop in the Gardens looks like it will not be complete, but this is being done by a different contractor and is not part of our works.
It will be a little disappointing that everything will not be ready but it is no small achievement to have got all the city centre work, that forms our contract, complete in the time available.
 
Victoria Station
In addition to the works in the city centre we have also undertaken work at Victoria Station. Track on the concrete slab in the station has been replaced by Schweerbau of Germany. They have installed a new track form on the slab, which should ensure the rails stay in the right place. Historically there have been problems holding gauge on the tight radius curves in the station area.

Manchester Metro trams just make it through on the new track at Victoria.
Manchester Metro trams just make it through on the new track at Victoria.

As can be seen from the photo above the clearance to the structures in the station are extremely tight.
 
When I get some photos of the system finished and trams in operation I will post them as a record of the finished article.

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