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Is Cornbrook the coldest place in Manchester?

Is Cornbrook the coldest place in Manchester?

The Arctic Circle, Antarctica, the ice planet of Hoth, Cornbrook Metrolink station. They all have one thing in common – they're absolutely freezing.

With the opening of the new 15-stop Manchester Airport tram line in late 2014, countless more people now have the chance to experience this for themselves. That's because the route terminates at Cornbrook, meaning practically every passenger has to shuffle off here, shiver violently for a few minutes, then scramble back onto another tram to get anywhere of note.

Cornbrook also has five other routes passing through, making it one of the busiest interchanges on the network.

Richard Frost

 

Unfortunately, Cornbrook is very, very exposed. A raised platform overlooking low-rise warehouses, car-crushing plants and open land, it's constantly buffeted by wind, rain, sleet, snow and everything else nature can conjure up. And until some kind soul puts up a decent wind breaker, it's likely to stay that way for a good while yet.

Is Cornbrook the coldest place in Manchester? Yes, of course it is.

It's probably also the coldest place in England, Europe and the known universe.

Richard Frost

 

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