Full steam ahead for Ordsall Chord rail plan

A LEGAL challenge led by a heritage campaigner to block the £85m Ordsall Chord rail link in Manchester, has been dismissed.

Lawyers for campaigner Mark Whitby, a former president of the Institute of Civil Engineers, had sought to persuade a High Court judge that permission for the scheme should not have been given.

Linking Manchester's three stations, Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria, the  Ordsall Chord is part of £1bn+  improvement planned across the north.

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