Corrie tram to go on display in museum

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2010
Molly Dobbs is left fighting for her life as a tram plunges into the street

Molly Dobbs in Coronation Street's tram crash

The 'Coronation Street' tram - which wiped out some of the soap's most-loved characters in an explosive crash earlier this month - is to be displayed in a Manchester museum

Coronation Street's tram wreckage is to be displayed in a museum.

The carnage of the specially-built tram - which wiped out some of the ITV1 soap's most-loved characters in explosive £1million scenes earlier this month - will be available for fans to view close-up at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.

As part of the show's 50th anniversary, the spectacular scenes saw the tram plummet from a viaduct and smash into the Kabin shop below, killing Molly Dobbs (Vicky Binns) and Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold).

Museum director Tony Hill told the Manchester Evening News: "We were approached a couple of weeks back as to whether we'd like to have the tram from the crash.

"As the icon of the 50th anniversary programming we felt it appropriate to have it. It will be the section that smashed into Rita's shop. I would hope that we can have it in towards the end of January."

The museum is also hoping to exhibit some of Corrie's original cobbled street when the soap moves studios to a new location in Manchester in 2012.

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