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Macclesfield train station serves the town of Macclesfield, in Cheshire. The current modernist Macclesfield station dates back to the 1960's upgrading of the West Coast Main Line, although previous stations served the town from 1849. Regular services run between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly, with an average journey time of about 25 minutes. It's about 1 hour 30 to London Euston and just over an hour to Birmingham New Street.

Macclesfield made its name in the 19th century as the centre of Britain's silk industry. At its height, there were 71 silk mills operating in the town, and there is still a working mill museum, where visitors can see demonstrations.

Just a few miles to the east of the town is the Peak District - the UK's first designated National Park and one of the most visited. A 20-minute drive in the other direction brings you to Alderley Edge, famous for its many Merlin myths and stunning views from the natural rocky outcrop.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Macclesfield station

Macclesfield train station is mainly served by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry and Northern trains. CrossCountry trains run from Bournemouth to Macclesfield in 4h 38m and from Reading to Macclesfield in 2h 50m, while Avanti West Coast trains cover the route from London Euston to Macclesfield in 2h 8m. All operators connect Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield in 28m.

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Macclesfield train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Macclesfield station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Macclesfield railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Macclesfield.

There are two platforms at Macclesfield station - northbound trains to Manchester Piccadilly depart from platform 1, and southbound trains towards Stoke-on-Trent and London depart from platform 2. Outside the entrance on Waters Green, you'll find two pay car parks and a taxi rank. Cycle storage and toilets are on platform 1. Step-free access is via lifts and a bridge. Some buses go from directly outside and the bus station is about five minutes away, off Mill Street.

Macclesfield train station parking

Macclesfield train station has two car parks, which are outside the entrance on Waters Green. Step-free access is available thoughout the whole station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Macclesfield station open?

Macclesfield station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Macclesfield station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Macclesfield station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Macclesfield.

Are there toilets at Macclesfield station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Macclesfield station.

Are dogs allowed at Macclesfield station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Macclesfield station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Macclesfield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Macclesfield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BournemouthCrossCountry11:032Late
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry11:101Late
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern11:171On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern11:182On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsCrossCountry11:262On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry11:012Late
from BournemouthCrossCountry11:091Late
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern11:161On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern11:172On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsCrossCountry11:231Late
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