Exciting Video Action: Metrolink's Sexy VT

Fly-through (OK rumble-through) video of Metrolink's Second City Crossing

Written by  Jonathan Schofield | Follow @ | Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:53

AT THE Cityco Annual Review Philip Purdy, the Director of Metrolink, treated us to a sexy video.

That's because the Wheel is to disappear in April, and while the city council would like it back no site has been found to accommodate it.

Well, sexy, if you like trams, and infrastructure. In that case this is really hot stuff and we've got our sweaty hands on it.

The video shows trams scooting through the city centre on the proposed 'second city crossing' down Princess Street and Cross Street, then through Exchange Square and into Victoria Station.

This short extra line is needed because the number of trams using the city centre on the single existing line is already a problem.

When additional lines to Ashton, Didsbury and Oldham and Rochdale open, it would be reckless to expect the Piccadilly Gardens lines to take all that weight of traffic. 

The video shows the controversial re-positioning of the Cenotaph in St Peter's Square and also no Wheel of Manchester in Exchange Square. 

That's because the Wheel is to disappear in April, and while the city council would like it back no site has been found to accommodate it.

The Wheel apparently takes around half a million rides a year. Still it's had a good run.

Anyway that aside, the graphic modelling on the Town Hall and other buildings in this video is superb. 

Enjoy it, maybe with some Manchester music. We watched it accompanied by the Smiths 'Oscillate Wildly'.

By the way work on the line is due to start in 2013 subject to planning permission and so forth. 

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