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Recent renovations have transformed parts of Manchester Victoria station, as part of a wide-ranging development plan that will see it become a key east-west interchange in northern England. Fans of railway history can still find plenty to admire, including the neo-Baroque Edwardian facade, which carries the name of the original Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, and the iron and glass canopy with the names of the original destinations served by the station. Inside you can see a tiled map of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, which stretched from Liverpool in the west to Hull in the east. Manchester Victoria is attached to the neighbouring Manchester Arena, and just outside the main entrance stands the National Football Museum. The area to the south-east of the station is known as the Northern Quarter, a popular districts of bars and cafés, music shops and the legendary Affleck’s Palace, which has been dressing youth from Manchester and beyond since the early 1980s.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 22:00
Saturday 06:30 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces38
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on platform and approach
Cycle storage notes<p>38 cycle stands on platform and approach</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access from the concourse direct to platforms 1, 2 & 3. Access to platforms 4 & 5 from platform 3 via an accessible lift or up 29 steps, across the footbridge (25 paces) and down by the accessible central lift or 29 steps to platform level. Access to platform 6 is also across the footbridge (37 paces) and down via accessible lift or 29 steps on to the platform. Lifts open for all services.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
The ticket hall has ticket machines and counters, shops and toilets, as well as access to the Manchester Arena. The ticket hall leads directly onto platforms 1, 2 and 3A/B. The other platforms can be reached via a footbridge from platform 3A, with lifts for step-free access. The bridge also links the station to the Arena and the car park. The travel information office is by the ticket barriers to platform 3A.

Departures and arrivals from Manchester Victoria

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Manchester Victoria station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SouthportNorthern08:255On time
to ScarboroughTransPennine Express08:304On time
to BlackburnNorthern08:336On time
to ClitheroeNorthern08:416On time
to LeedsNorthern08:541On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express08:284On time
from Wigan WallgateNorthern08:576On time
from BlackburnNorthern08:595On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern09:024On time
from BlackburnNorthern09:245On time
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