Manchester needs no introduction. The northern city is renowned for its music, nightlife and industrial history – and of course it's home to two of the world's best football clubs in Manchester United and Manchester City. Manchester Piccadilly, a popular station for both commuters and national travellers and a major transport hub for the north, takes you to the thick of the action. The free Metroshuttle bus service is the perfect way to reach landmarks such as the Museum of Science & Industry, Salford Quays and the Lowry cultural centre. The principal railway station in Manchester dates back to 1842, but in 2002 the station underwent a five-year, £100m refurbishment, which was much needed to cope with the 23 million passengers travelling through the station each year. A 2007 poll recorded Manchester Piccadilly as having the highest customer satisfaction level of any train station in the UK, so as you pace the concourse, expect a lot of smiles.
|Weekdays||04:30 - 22:30|
|Saturday||04:30 - 22:30|
|Sunday||07:00 - 22:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Left Luggage phone number||0330 024 0215|
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|Shops note||News agent Wide range of shops Mini supermarket Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Hot drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available) Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
Located on main concourse, platform 10 and Fairfield Street mezzanine level and Fairifeld Street.
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
Wi-fi available - BT Wifi
|Web kiosk hours||<table><thead><th>Day</th><th>Opening Hours</th></thead><tr><td>Weekdays</td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday </td><td>Open 24 hours</td></tr></table>|
|Staff Help notes|
Manchester Piccadilly station is open 24-hours a day and 7-days a week. Mobility assistance is available booked through the relevant Train Operating Company. Please see the Network Rail Website for contact information.
|Customer Service notes|
Please see any member of staff or go to the Network Rail Station Reception situated near to WH Smith on the Fairfield Street mezzanine level - a buzz button is available if reception closed
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Long Stay Short stay / Drop off|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited APCOA|
|Car parking spaces||903|
|Cycle storage spaces||43|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
Fairfield Street, Ducie Street, station front entrance
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Taxi rank outside Fairfield Street entrance - available 0500 until 0200
|Weekdays||06:00 - 19:30|
|Saturday||08:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday||09:30 - 19:30|
Above the information point (opposite the ticket office) on the main concourse - Lift available
Virgin Only First tickets - Virgin First Open or Virgin Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.
Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks.
Wi-Fi is available
Showers are not available
The best way to enter is through the Fairfield Street entrance at basement level. The concourse is on the level above, with ticket offices, information points, timetables, toilets and shops. The second floor houses the majority of the station's eateries. The station has 14 platforms. Platforms 13 and 14 are best accessed via a travelator and footbridge. The Metrolink light rail network is located in the station's undercroft. Manchester Piccadilly is accessible for disabled people and has escalators and lifts to all levels.