Manchester Victoria Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Manchester Victoria station in Manchester, England is a combined mainline railway station and Metrolink tram stop. Situated to the north of the city centre on Hunts Bank, close to Manchester Cathedral, it adjoins Manchester Arena which was constructed on part of the former station site in the 1990s. Opened in 1844, Victoria is Manchester's third busiest railway station after Piccadilly and Oxford Road and the second busiest station managed by Northern after Oxford Road.

The station hosts local and regional services to destinations in Northern England, such as Blackburn, Rochdale, Bradford, Leeds, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wigan, Southport, Blackpool and Liverpool using the original Liverpool to Manchester line. Most trains calling at Victoria are operated by Northern, except for TransPennine Express services from Liverpool to Newcastle and during engineering works, when some trains are diverted from Piccadilly.

Manchester Victoria is a major interchange for the Metrolink light rail system. Several former railway lines into the station have been converted to tram operation. The line to Bury was converted in the early 1990s in the first phase of Metrolink construction and the line through Oldham to Rochdale was converted during 2009–2014. Trams switch to on-street running when they emerge from Victoria Station and continue southwards through the city centre to Piccadilly or Deansgate-Castlefield.

In 2009, Victoria was voted the worst category B interchange station in the United Kingdom. The station underwent a two-year £44 million modernisation programme which was completed in August 2015. Renovation entailed electrification of lines through the station, renewed Metrolink stop with an additional platform, restoration of listed features, upgraded retail units, and a new roof. In the Northern Hub proposals, Victoria will become the rail hub for trans-Pennine services when the Ordsall Chord is completed in 2018, and passenger numbers are expected to rise to 12 million when the station serves more destinations.

Source: Wikipedia

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 698194 0
2014 608512 421102
2013 587147 392281
2012 607507 367117
2011 497587 0
2010 470406 0
2009 462355 0
2008 358784 0
2007 497639 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 13 20000010006040
December 2015 44 4202008012040120
November 2015 21 41000030203170
October 2015 13 41000010104020
September 2015 15 23100020003040
August 2015 12 00000110304210
July 2015 16 21100030002430
June 2015 12 10000020302121
May 2015 16 50010021102040
April 2015 7 30000020101000
March 2015 12 51000010102020
February 2015 15 70000010103210
January 2015 14 47000020000010
December 2014 12 51000000002220
November 2014 9 60010010001000
October 2014 6 30100000000110
September 2014 14 71000011102100
August 2014 11 51000021001010
July 2014 10 22100220000010
June 2014 19 50100130214110
May 2014 10 50000020002010
April 2014 9 20000010600000
March 2014 18 50100020105040
February 2014 16 51000000213040
January 2014 9 30000010301100
December 2013 25 50110020412180
November 2013 25 83110020301330
October 2013 20 30400010105051
September 2013 17 22300011003032
August 2013 20 80000120502011
July 2013 17 30210010007120
June 2013 28 310100201202250
May 2013 10 20100010003030
April 2013 22 90000010260040
March 2013 33 800100120820020
February 2013 28 80020041220180
January 2013 18 40000010540040

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