Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

Manchester Piccadilly train station is the busiest station in Manchester, seeing, in excess, 30 million passengers annually. Though the greater Manchester area has other stations, Piccadilly is the city’s central station.

Since its opening in the 1840s, Manchester Piccadilly has gone through several changes, including different names before choosing Piccadilly in 1960. The train station has also undergone multiple grand renovations between the 1990s and 2000s.

Its most dramatic transformation took place in 2002 to help the station cope with growing passenger numbers and prepare it for the Commonwealth Games.

Using the Kincardine Road, the train station is only a 15-minute walk from the Manchester city centre. Travelling by train from Piccadilly to Manchester airport will take roughly half an hour.

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station Facilities

With 16 platforms, Piccadilly train station offers passengers an extensive range of facilities, including:

  • ATMs
  • A first-class lounge
  • Information point
  • Station buffet
  • Retail shops
  • Car park and bike storage
  • Toilets which include baby changing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

Popular Destinations from Manchester Piccadilly Station

You can find various rail services running in and out of Manchester, with popular destinations including Piccadilly to:

  • Haymarket
  • Walsall
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Windermere


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