Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England. Opened as Store Street in 1842, it was renamed Manchester London Road in 1847 and Manchester Piccadilly in 1960. Located to the south-eastern side of Manchester city centre, it hosts intercity and cross-country services to national destinations including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, Wales and Scotland, and local and regional services to destinations in Northern England including Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and York. It is one of 19 major stations managed by Network Rail.

The station has twelve terminal platforms in the train shed and two through platforms to the south of it. Piccadilly is also a major interchange with the Metrolink light rail system with two tram platforms in its undercroft.

Piccadilly is the busiest station in the Manchester station group with more than 25 million passenger entries and exits between April 2015 and March 2016, (the other major stations in Manchester are Oxford Road and Victoria). It is the fourth busiest station in the United Kingdom outside London. The station hosts services from six train operating companies. It is the second busiest interchange station outside London, with almost 3.8 million passengers changing trains there annually.

Refurbishment took five years and cost £100m in 2002, it was the most expensive improvement on the UK rail network at the time. According to an independent poll carried out in 2007, Manchester Piccadilly had the highest customer satisfaction level of any UK station, with 92% of passengers satisfied compared with the national average of 60%.

A Transport and Works Act application to build two extra platforms was made in October 2016 and construction is expected to commence after the completion of the Ordsall Chord in January 2018. High Speed 2 proposals would require five more platforms and reconfiguration of the Metrolink station.

Source: Wikipedia

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 2360050 0
2014 2056897 2844404
2013 1984684 3062255
2012 2053508 3671179
2011 1975146 0
2010 1867251 0
2009 2053803 0
2008 2205486 0
2007 1569984 0

Location Data

  • Metropolitan District Ward: City Centre
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Manchester Central
  • Metropolitan District: Manchester City Council
  • European Region: North West

Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 53 3100820704054100
December 2015 112 6162200022082164142
November 2015 56 7301600140007072
October 2015 56 4531100140319060
September 2015 70 5802401913010261
August 2015 84 841190016060131133
July 2015 78 7312100210717055
June 2015 71 5111301151110111101
May 2015 69 12331001131605177
April 2015 84 145212002306210181
March 2015 77 13221802131439280
February 2015 61 9242100100603060
January 2015 66 11921800100507121
December 2014 64 8322100100604541
November 2014 60 6401801170606200
October 2014 67 1080260090505130
September 2014 75 68315001121518051
August 2014 72 162116001403010181
July 2014 52 940500120414391
June 2014 58 637170060906121
May 2014 87 1441220018040120111
April 2014 97 135122002007017372
March 2014 90 151327021616110071
February 2014 71 21321200120518340
January 2014 76 1451110114111114120
December 2013 67 1651700181508240
November 2013 84 123101601200606370
October 2013 65 15221201110626071
September 2013 78 13352200110915261
August 2013 96 181142301201508140
July 2013 68 11921502140605121
June 2013 96 25322801120409372
May 2013 89 19503003180308030
April 2013 89 130029011911630232
March 2013 106 1300360017018150061
February 2013 93 1400140027015170141
January 2013 94 220018002321380062

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