Manchester - Southport Line via Wigan and Bolton: Salford Central - Manchester Victoria
Our journey today starts at Southport Chapel Street and follows the line to Manchester Victoria via Bolton using Google Streetview images. Should you use the individual Google navigation tools, and wish to restore the page to its default views, just refresh the page.
As it takes a few seconds for each of the Google maps to be retrieved, the line is broken into sections, and generally these are station-to-station. Each Google Streetview image is presented facing the direction of travel, in this case eastwards. The intention is that to see the northwards view, the Google navigation tool needs to be used.
Victoria Street - Manchester Exchange to the left.
Rotate the camera to the left to see the site of the LNWR Manchester Exchange station. The Exchange site is now a car park and so can be accessed. A hole in the fence allows access to the platfomrs and footbridge a few years ago. At one time the two stations were connected by a platform across the bride, which formed the longest platform in the UK.
Victoria Station exterior
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