Friday, 22 November 2013

The M60 and the A560

Viewed from Wellington Road North.

On the left hand side is the M60 motorway. Now part of the Manchester Orbital Motorway that encircles Manchester, this section was built in the 1980s as the M63 extension from Cheadle Heath to Portwood.

When first built the Cheshire Lines Committee railway line through Tiviot Dale still ran alongside, disappearing into a tunnel under Lancashire Hill at a point roughly where the white van on the left is seen.

On the right hand side is Great Egerton Street which is the A560 road from Bredbury to Gatley. Before the motorway was built this was the main arterial road from Yorkshire to Cheshire.

A contribution to Friday Fences.


  1. except for folks driving on the wrong side of the road, it could be a city in texas. :)

  2. It is so nice blogging as I can enjoy so much in another part of the world I would never see. Very enjoyable post.

  3. Whoa- were you hanging off of a street light? LOL! Great shot!

  4. The enterance to the tunnel is a bit further on (where the footbridge goes over the motorway)it is still there and although slightly filled in is still accessable. the exit to from the tunnel is under Lancashire hill where one of the platforms from the old station still exists.The tunnel under the A6 also still exists (about 20 mtrs to the left of this pic) the exit of which comes out in the old kwick save car park.

    1. Many thanks robert for that extra information - I was trying to match it with some of the photos in William B Ball's book "M63 Motorway through a town".

  5. Great shot, you sure need those dividing fences to separate the traffic.

  6. Nice one. I also likes the grey sky with the sun lighting it up on the foreground.

  7. lol at what terri said! i like this shot, so much going on!

  8. Thank goodness for sturdy fences when traffic is traveling at high speeds.