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Ordsall Chord Alliance formed

Progress at the Ordsall Chord. RUSSELL WYKES.

An alliance has been formed for the construction of the Ordsall Chord in Manchester.

Amey, Skanska, Bam Nuttall and Siemens have signed a contract to construct the new chord, which will enable trains to run directly between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria for the first time. It is due to open in 2017.

Network Rail’s Mike Heywood, manager of the alliance, said: “The new Ordsall Chord has a massive role to play in opening up new and faster journeys."

  • For more on the Ordsall Chord, read RAIL 798, published on April 13.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 02/04/2016 02:38

    So the new Ordsall Chord is to open in 2017 connecting between 2 Manchester's main stations-Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria plus the new line is to be electrified for Electric Multiple Unit trains aswell to be used for Diesel Multiple Unit trains and Freight trains aswell passing through Manchester.

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