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Date(s) - 22nd February 2018
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Deansgate Railway Station


Visit to the new Ordsall Curve & Surrounding Area

A visit to Central Manchester to view and travel by service train along the route of the new Ordsall Curve, which became operational on December 2017.  The intention is to travel along the route between Deansgate and Manchester Victoria .  After lunch, starting from the Museum of Science and Industry, there will be a walk to explore the impact of the new line on the urban landscape, including the heritage railways, bridges and viaducts in the Castlefield, Liverpool Road, Water Street areas.

Meet at 10:30 on Platform 2, Deansgate Station in time for the 10:40 departure to Manchester Victoria (this is the Northern Rail 10:38 departure from Manchester Oxford Road for Leeds via Rochdale). A Deansgate to Manchester Victoria return ticket will be required. This costs £2.50 (£1.65 with a rail card). Options to get to Deansgate Station are: by train from Piccadilly or Oxford Road; by Metrolink or No 2 Shuttle Bus service (free) from Piccadilly, Shudehill or Victoria. Use this link (Shuttle Bus & Metro Map) for a map of transport options in central Manchester. Late comers may also join the group after the rail trip (Deansgate-Victoria-Salford Cresent-Deansgate) at 11:15 for the walk only.

Use the following link for a copy of the final Itinerary, Timings & Notes:  RCHS Ordsall Curve Walk 22 February 2018

For further information contact Gerald Leach – email: gerald.leach@btinternet.com  – telephone: 01565 654342 (mobile 07714 571464 on the day of the event only).


Deansgate Station (opened 1849 as Knott Mill). Meet here on Platform 2 at 10:30.

Ordsall Curve asymmetric bridge crossing the River Irwell.

Stephenson’s 1830 asymmetric bridge. Both rail bridges (old & new) will be visible from a new footbridge

1830 Water Street Bridge prior to August 1904 (probably Manchester Evening News)

Railway Bridges in Water Street, 2012