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Manchester’s principal station

Manchester Piccadilly was at the heart of the industrial revolution when the railway came to the city in 1830. The potential to link the city with other industrial towns and cities made Manchester an important centre for railway investment, and its role as a hub continues to this day.

Passenger satisfaction levels are at 86.5 per cent and 30.2 million passengers pass through the station annually.

The busiest of five stations in Manchester, with 14 platforms, Piccadilly opened in 1842.

Manchester Piccadilly station

All timings contained in this website are subject to local change due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Please refer to national and government guidance regarding travel.

Station opening hours

  • Until further notice, Manchester Piccadilly is closed from 0100 until 0315, subject to the arrival of the last train and the departure of the first train in the morning.

Tickets and travel information

National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50

Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500

Station enquiries

Network Rail helpdesk and general station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Manchester Piccadilly Station Map (PDF 556 KB)

British Transport Police

For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.

British Transport Police in our stations

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