Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now DUCIE STREET

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now DUCIE STREET

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Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now

THIS week our main image shows the London Road station warehouse (near Piccadilly Station) in Ducie Street in 1966.

At the time, the station was just completing a major rebuilding programme as part of the modernisation of the West Coast Main Line. It was given its current name - Manchester Piccadilly - in September 1960.

The station was rebuilt at a cost of £1.75 million to host electric services to London.

The Victorian train sheds remained mostly unaltered, although the two spans built in the 1880s were shortened at the concourse end.

A new entrance replaced the 1860s buildings and the approach to the station was redeveloped. …

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