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Video | Ordsall Chord works so far

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A video has been released showing progress on early works for the long-awaited Ordsall Chord project in Manchester.

Network Rail published the short clip as Manchester Victoria and Salford Central stations reopened to passengers after a 10-day closure.

This closure allowed engineers to move track, widen a viaduct, install a bridge and strengthen railway arches ahead of the main works to link Victoria, Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.

Network Rail route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “Once complete, the Ordsall Chord will provide many benefits and play a major role in helping us deliver the Northern Programme.

“Not only will it link two major stations in Manchester and speed up journey times but it will provide a boost to the local economy, helping create thousands of new jobs.”

The Ordsall Chord is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Network Rail last week formed an official delivery partnership with Amey, Skanska, Bam Nuttall and Siemens for the scheme.

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