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21 Sept 10       MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.  Occasional sun.

The new Metrolink tram spur to MediaCityUK opened yesterday so I trundled over there to have a look.
Most of the piazza area is still fenced off but the new link is much handier for the Lowry etc.
Unfortunately the line was closed again later following a derailment - 'teething troubles'.


The new station and 'The Heart' apartment block


The new Metrolink Station


One of the new style trams - M5000 Flexity Swift, manufactured by Bombardier in Vienna, Austria.
Electrical equipment by Vossloh Kiepe, Dusseldorf.
Capacity: 206 passengers.  Maximum speed: 80km/ hour
Length: 28.4 metres.  Height: 3.67 metres.  Width: 2.65 metres
Weight when empty: 39.7 tonnes.  Doorways: Four per side


A closer look at the lighting towers


Still being worked on


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