January 28 saw more trams running through the centre of Manchester, with those from Manchester Airport to Deansgate-Castlefield now travelling through to Victoria, while services from MediaCityUK to Piccadilly have been extended to Etihad Campus.

Both of these journeys use the original route through the city centre, with the only service currently using the Second City Crossing being that between East Didsbury and Rochdale. The airport services terminate at the new turnback platform at Victoria, which has been brought into regular use for the first time.

The platform is pictured with tram No. 3073 present on February 23. Greg Mape

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