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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
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
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry.  

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces71
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£295.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces33
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Located on platform 2.
Cycle storage notesCharge made for locker
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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.

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 BournemouthCrossCountry16:492On time
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry17:021On time
to Manchester PiccadillyAvanti West Coast17:061On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern17:172On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern17:191On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry16:482On time
from ReadingCrossCountry17:011On time
from London EustonAvanti West Coast17:051On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern17:172On time
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern17:181On time
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