Tuesday 23 Dec 2003


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WHAT – demolition of the conveyor bridge linking the long-closed Mayfield parcels depot and the former Parcel Force building outside Manchester Piccadilly station. The bridge straddles all eight railway tracks at the southern end of the station. The steel superstructure will be lifted out in one section using an 800 tonnes crane with a 200 ft jib. The Parcel Force building is being converted into prestigious office accommodation. WHEN – Christmas Day. The crane has already been constructed on site. Set-up work will commence at 0800 and the lift is expected to start at approx 1000. WHERE – Manchester Piccadilly station. VIEWING - The station will be closed. However, photographers wishing to take pictures should contact the Station Officer on 07771 832131. They will then be directed to the station car park, which should be reached using the service road at the rear of Station Approach, off Ducie Street. Instead of going through the car park barriers, vehicles should go past the ‘No Entry except for access’ signs and proceed as far as possible until they are approximately parallel with the end of the station platforms. This will provide a safe viewing point for the work.

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