Manchester Piccadilly

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.

The busiest of five stations in Manchester, with 14 platforms, Piccadilly opened in 1842. Passenger satisfaction levels are at 92 per cent as opposed to the 60 per cent national average, and 24.5 million passengers pass through the station annual.

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Spotlight on Manchester Piccadilly

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

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police can be contacted via reception/entrance to Piccadilly Tower.

For assistance, speak to station staff or call 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours). In an emergency call 999.

British Transport Police in our stations

Improving access

Access for All is a £370m programme to improve accessibility at train stations by introducing lifts and ramps.

Access for All