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Manchester Railways

Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

Manchester is a hub for railways in the north west. Direct services operate from here to most parts of the country including London Euston, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham and Scotland.

Manchester has two main railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Piccadilly is the major station and nearly all national services use this station including those to London Euston. Victoria is the smaller station and services here include extra services to Liverpool and Leeds, and local regional services. Journey time from London Euston to Manchester is two and a quarter hours but is subject to delays and cancellation.

There are many local railway lines in the Greater Manchester area and there are plans to add more stations to the network. There is a regional integrated travel card which can be purchased for unlimited travel on trains and buses in the area all day.

The main points that lets the rail service in the area down are the cost of rail fares and the frequency of rail services during the day to local stations.

Area Rail Map

Manchester Area Railways Map

We've included a map to show the main railway routes in the area. Click on the map to enlarge it in a new window.

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National Rail Journey Planner

08457 48 49 50
National Rail Journey Planner

This is the official journey planner for the UK's rail network. It also features 'Live Departures Boards' which are useful for finding out in advance if your train is running late or from which platform it will depart from. The website doesn't sell tickets but links to other sites that do.

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PlusBus

PlusBus

PlusBus is a cheap bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online. It gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators services) around the whole urban area of town.

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Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

Station Approach, London Road, Manchester. M60 7RA • 08457 48 49 50
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

The main railway station for Manchester located to the south east of the city centre. Direct services operate from here to nearly every part of the country including London Euston, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Scotland. Also many local train services in the area stop here.

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