Macclesfield in Cheshire 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. 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.
|Monday||05:45 - 19:00|
|Tuesday||05:45 - 19:00|
|Wednesday||05:45 - 19:00|
|Friday||05:45 - 20:30|
|Saturday||06:00 - 19:00|
|Sunday||08:00 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Virgin Trains|
|Car parking spaces||71|
|Cycle storage spaces||33|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Located on platform 2.
|Cycle storage notes||Charge made for locker|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
lifts to platforms
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
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.