Manchester Albert Square cobbles recorded ahead of tram link

Artist's impression of trams in Albert Square Image copyright Tfgm
Image caption A temporary surface will be installed in the square at the end of October

Hundreds of cobbles in a Manchester square are to be photographed to ensure they are returned in the same position once a new tram link has been built.

The work on the Metrolink will require the cobbles in Albert Square to be lifted and moved to allow pipes and cables to be diverted.

The project will run from August till October and from January till March.

A temporary surface will be installed at the end of October to allow the staging of the annual Christmas market.

A spokesman for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said no trees would be affected by the work.

The new tram link will begin in Lower Mosley Street and run through St Peter's Square, before turning on to Princess Street and heading along Cross Street and Corporation Street. It will then rejoin the existing network outside Victoria Station.

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