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Coronation Street crash tram set to become museum piece

image captionThe tram crash was a highlight of the soap's 50th anniversary celebrations

The tram seen decimating Coronation Street during the ITV1 soap's 50th anniversary week is set to become a museum exhibit next year.

It is hoped a section of the vehicle will be displayed at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

"We were approached a couple of weeks back as to whether we would like to have the tram," museum director Tony Hill told the Manchester Evening News.

"As yet we have not finalised a delivery date," added Mr Hill.

An audience of 13 million tuned in to watch the specially built tram plummet off a viaduct following a gas explosion on 6 December.

"As the icon of the 50th anniversary programming we felt it appropriate to have it," Mr Hill said.

Located close to the Granada Studios where Coronation Street is filmed, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is nearing the end of a £9 million refurbishment.

Earlier this month ITV announced filming will move from the Granada complex to Trafford Wharf, near Salford Quays, in 2013.

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