Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester, (United Kingdom)

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About the station


This guide to taking trains from and to Manchester Piccadilly station focuses on the less obvious aspects of arriving and departing from this station by train.

Piccadilly is the main station in Manchester, and it is located towards the south eastern corner of the city centre.

The key thing worth knowing Manchester Piccadilly is that the trains use two distinct, but connected, parts of the station.

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Platforms (tracks) 1-12 are beside the main concourse, so the access and exits from them is no different to using a terminus station – you remain on the one level.

Therefore using this part of the station is pretty much as simple as using a large station can be.

If your train is departing from this part of the station, it will be steps away from the ticket office and the main departure screens.

The LONG-DISTANCE train services which uses these platforms (tracks) 1-12 are:

Train Operating Company

Destinations

Virgin Trains

London via Milton Keynes

CrossCountry

Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Coventry, Exeter, Oxford, Southampton and south-west England

Trans Pennine Express

(1) Hull via Leeds
(2) Cleethorpes via Sheffield

Northern

Stopping trains to Sheffield

Transport For Wales

Cardiff via Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport


In contrast, platforms (tracks) 13 and 14 are located in a separate part of station, which some distance from the main concourse, so accessing the trains that use these platforms (tracks) is comparatively awkward.

The trains to Manchester Airport depart from this part of the station, along with these Long-Distance train services:

Train Operating Company

Destinations

East Midland Trains

(1) Norwich via Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough and Ely
(2) Liverpool

Trans Pennine Express

(1) Edinburgh or Glasgow via Preston, Oxenholme (Lake District), Penrith (North Lakes) and Carlisle
(2) Newcastle via Leeds and York and Durham
(3) Middlesbrough via Leeds and York

Northern

(1) Blackpool via Preston
(2) Windermere via Preston, Oxenholme and Kendal
(3) Barrow-in-Furness via Preston and Grange-over-sands
(4) Liverpool

Transport For Wales

Llandudno via Chester and Rhyl

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Departing from platforms (tracks) 13 and 14 at Piccadilly Station


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Arriving by train at Manchester Piccadilly


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To the City Centre (and Manchester Victoria)


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Which station in Manchester?


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To and from Manchester Airport by train


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