Manchester Piccadilly Station


Manchester Piccadilly is the main station of the British city of Manchester, and is situated on the West Coast Main Line. It trains will visit London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Scotland as well as to numerous destinations in the north of England. Apart from eight stations in London is Manchester Piccadilly is the largest and busiest station in England, and Glasgow Central is the second largest in the UK. In operation 2005 /06 he was used by 21.23 million passengers. In importance, it surpasses the other two stations in the city center - Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road - by far. Manchester Piccadilly is one of 17 stations that are not managed by a railway company, but by the infrastructure company Network Rail.

The aboveground terminus comprises twelve platforms that are raised several feet above street level. South of the station hall are the through tracks 13 and 14 which are accessible from the main hall via a moving walkway. Below the station hall is the main entrance which leads to the car park and the taxi stopping places. In the former basement of the station is a station of the Light Rail Manchester Metrolink.


The opening of the station on May 8, 1842. Initially it was called Store Street, a little later Bank Top. These were at the terminus of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, from the August 1844 split the station to the Sheffield, Ashton -under- Lyne and Manchester Railway. 1847 Station in London Road has been renamed. The London and North Western Railway, the Great Central Railway and the North Staffordshire Railway used the station.

After the unification of almost all British railways to four companies in 1923 held here features the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the London and North Eastern Railway. Even after nationalization in 1948 London Road was separated into two operationally distinct parts, as two different, strictly separate operating regions of British Rail collided here.

In 1910, the Manchester Mayfield station had been opened to cope with the ever increasing passenger can next door. Although it was closed in 1952 and again until 1960 happened to be there but still some special trains. Meanwhile, a package center was housed in Mayfield Station.

After the renovation in 1960, the London Road station was renamed in Piccadilly. End of the 1990s were replaced the glass roof of the main hall. 2001 and 2002 were made in 2002 further modifications in view of the Commonwealth Games. In the basement you taught 1992, the city railway station from Manchester Metrolink one.


Manchester Piccadilly is currently served by trains of five different railway companies:

Trains operated by Virgin Trains run every half hour over Stoke -on-Trent to London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The latter run hourly on to Reading, of these Several trains a day continue to various destinations in the south of England. To the north runs every two hours over Preston train to Scotland.

Northern Rail is responsible for the largest part of the large suburban area of Manchester, mainly to the southern and eastern suburbs. Destinations include Glossop, Marple, Sheffield, Stockport, Hazel Grove, Buxton, Macclesfield, Manchester Airport, Wilmslow, Crewe, Chester, Blackpool and Southport.

Transpennine Express operates trains on three routes. The North TransPennine runs every quarter of an hour to Leeds and then hourly on to Newcastle upon Tyne, Middlesbrough, Kingston upon Hull and Scarborough. There are also night trains to York. The South TransPennine operates an hourly service to Sheffield and Cleethorpes. Finally, the TransPennine North West runs over Preston to Blackpool, Barrow-in- Furness and Windermere.

Central Trains connects Liverpool via Manchester to Sheffield and Nottingham, with most trains continue to run to Norwich.

Arriva Trains Wales is responsible for train connections in the direction of Wales. Destinations are Llandudno and Holyhead in North Wales and Cardiff, Carmarthen and Milford Haven in South Wales.

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