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Report - Mayfield trainstation, manchester

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by morse, May 8, 2010.

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    History

    Mayfield is an abandoned trainstation just next to the still in use piccadilly station.

    It was built in 1910 to cope with the increasing train traffic.
    It was hit by a parachute mine in the second world war and restored afterwards to be used as a temporary station whilst piccadilly (back then still london road station) was renovated and prepare it for electric trains.

    In 1970 Royal Mail constructed a sorting office on the opposite side of the main line and connected it to Mayfield with an overhead conveyor bridge which crossed the throat of Piccadilly Station.
    The depot closed in 1986 following the decision by Parcelforce, Royal Mail's parcels division, to abandon rail transport in favour of road haulage.

    In 1989 all rails were removed.


    Future

    In 2000 there were talks about reopening the station, but it was decided against this due to the incomfort for passengers to change platforms.
    There were talks about commercial developments in 2008 to create new office space next to piccadilly station, at the point where mayfield stands today and also thoughts about moving the bus station there.

    In 2009 the labour government proposed the site as the location of a 700,000 sq. ft. "super-campus" to house 5,000 civil servants.
    The construction of the building would, if approved by the Treasury, commence in 2012-2013, and require the demolition of Mayfield station.



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