Ordsall Chord Completion. (Network Rail)

On Thursday 9 November 2017, Network Rail, alongside colleagues from Department for Transport, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett, Northern, Transpennine Express, Transport for the North and Transport for Greater Manchester, celebrated the completion of the Ordsall Chord. Here’s a short film, capturing the day and the thoughts of our spokespeople. The first train will use the chord and the world’s first asymmetrical rail bridge in December 2017 and will connect Manchester’s three main stations as well as create new direct links from the north to Manchester Airport.