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Moving Manchester on Mixcloud

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Today’s edition of Making Manchester was broadcast by ALL FM 96.9 as scheduled, and an extended cut of the programme is now on Mixcloud.

Moving Manchester: Planes, trams and smart motorways tells the stories of Manchester’s biggest current transport infrastructure projects: Manchester Airport’s expansion (based on an interview with MAG’s Director of Planning John Twigg), Manchester Smart Motorways (based on an interview with MSM’s Project Director Dave Emery) and Metrolink’s expansion (based on interviews with Cllr Andrew Fender of Manchester City Council and Peter Cushing, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director).

Next week’s Making Manchester will be the first of a two-part programme called Theatres of Dreams: The civil engineering behind a great sporting city.

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New video: The Origins of Manchester Airport

DSC00871Next Monday ALL FM 96.9 will broadcast the next programme in this series: Moving Manchester: Trams, planes and smart motorways. The programme discusses Manchester’s biggest three ongoing transport infrastructure projects.

As a taster, here’s a video on The Origins of Manchester Airport, featuring John Twigg, Planning Director at Manchester Airports Group.

You can hear the full interview with John on Monday morning’s programme, 0900-1000 on ALL FM 96.9 or www.allfm.org or later via Mixcloud.

And look out for the Manchester Evening News on Saturday 3 September, which will carry an article on Metrolink to tie-in with Monday’s programme.

 

And in the meantime…

Following a break, Making Manchester is scheduled to resume in the summer. The next programme – Moving Manchester: Planes, trams and smart motorways – will look at the ongoing development of Manchester Airport and the Airport City project; the continuing expansion of Metrolink, which now serves seven of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs; and the Manchester Smart Motorways project.

In the meantime the Institution of Civil Engineers has today published this new video – screened for the first time last night at the ICE North West Annual Awards dinner in Carlisle – which has a quick look at some of the projects featured in the Making Manchester series, as well as others from around North West England.

The video’s called Civil engineering in North West England: Some of the jewels in the crown. Those jewels include Manchester Victoria Station’s £44m redevelopment, which at last night’s ICE Awards swept away the coveted Large Project Award.

The video also has a brief look at the Mersey Gateway Bridge, mentioned in The seaport 40 miles from the sea, and the Metrolink and Manchester Smart Motorways projects which will feature in the next Making Manchester programme.

Enjoy the video, and watch this space for the date of Making Manchester‘s return.

The rise, decline and renaissance of the Manchester Ship Canal

Ahead of next week’s programme The seaport 40 miles from the sea, here’s a preview video featuring clips of the people we interviewed.

The full story will be broadcast on ALL FM 96.9 and www.allfm.org 0900-1000 on Monday 1 February 2016 and will be available later on Mixcloud.

 

 

 

 

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