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Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester , England. Located to the south-east of Manchester city centre , it hosts long-distance intercity and cross-country services to national destinations including London , Birmingham , Nottingham , Glasgow , Edinburgh , Cardiff , Bristol , Exeter , Plymouth , Reading , Southampton and Bournemouth ; regional services to destinations in Northern England including Liverpool , Leeds , Sheffield , Newcastle and York ; and local commuter services around Greater Manchester.
It is one of 19 major stations managed by Network Rail. The station has 14 platforms: 12 terminal and two through platforms numbers 13 and 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 over 30 million passenger entries and exits between April and March the other major stations in Manchester are Oxford Road and Victoria.
As of March , it is the third-busiest station in the United Kingdom outside of London after Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central ,  and is also the fourth-busiest interchange station outside London, with over 2 million passengers changing trains annually. A new Manchester Piccadilly High Speed station is planned to be built on a viaduct parallel to the north side of the existing station. The present Piccadilly Metrolink stop is proposed to be relocated from ground-level below the existing station platforms to a new larger four-platform stop located underground below the high speed station.
Provision for a second ground-level Metrolink stop at the eastern end of the high speed station to service future Metrolink extensions, to be called Piccadilly Central, also form part of the plans.
A hybrid bill was laid in Parliament on 24 January seeking powers to permit construction of the scheme. A large site, 1, ft m long by ft m wide, was cleared of terraced houses and industrial premises to make way for the permanent station Store Street which was built on top of a viaduct, 30 ft 9 m above ground level.
The station was opened adjacent to London Road on 8 May It had two platforms, offices and passenger amenities and by then the line had been extended to Crewe. Buck , who designed many of the line’s structures including the Stockport Viaduct. In , the station was renamed London Road. Its single platform which opened on 1 August to the south of, and adjacent to the main part of station, was the predecessor of through platforms 13 and In , work started on rebuilding the station to expand it.
The station was given a new entrance building and concourse with each company having separate booking offices and passenger facilities. The enquiry determined that the collapse was caused by strong winds and heavy snowfall.
At the same time, the viaduct south of the station to Ardwick was widened to carry four tracks, and both companies built goods stations and warehouses to the northern side of the passenger station. Within ten years, the station was again over-crowded as traffic continued to increase and expansion was again required.
Between and , the LNWR widened its side of the station and built more platforms, which were covered by two more 69 ft 21 m wide arched spans to the trainshed. In May , the improvements were opened.
In , the adjacent Mayfield station opened with four platforms to alleviate overcrowding at London Road. The stations were linked by a footbridge. The derelict station has remained in situ despite proposed redevelopment schemes including reopening it to relieve demand. It was renamed “Manchester Piccadilly” on 12 September Piccadilly is the name of a road and Piccadilly Gardens nearby.
Most of the station was rebuilt, except for the Victorian trainsheds which remained mostly unaltered, although the two s spans were shortened towards the concourse end. The station was reconstructed in two phases, — and —; the break was the result of a national credit squeeze restricting funding for railway modernisation.
The layout in the trainshed was reconfigured to add several platforms. A new concourse and entrance were built, alongside which was a ten-storey office block which housed British Rail staff. The approach to the station was also redeveloped. The LNWR goods warehouse alongside the station approach closed in and a curved office block, Gateway House , was opened in its place in Piccadilly remained open throughout the reconstruction, but there was disruption, and many trains were diverted to Manchester Mayfield or Manchester Central stations.
When the work was completed, those stations were no longer required; they were closed and their services were diverted into Piccadilly. In the early s, an underground station, Piccadilly Low Level , was proposed as part of the Picc-Vic tunnel project.
The project was cancelled in the late s, because of the high cost, and transport planners turned instead towards light rail as a lower-cost option. This resulted eventually in the Manchester Metrolink system which opened in the early s linking the two stations by a street-level tramway and linking two converted rail lines to Altrincham and Bury.
The tram stop in the station’s undercroft opened in Between and , Piccadilly’s through platforms 13 and 14 were further lengthened,   in conjunction with the opening of the Windsor Link chord in Salford , which allowed trains from places to the north of Manchester, such as Bolton , Preston , Blackpool and Scotland, to run directly into Piccadilly via the through platforms and continue south to destinations such as Stockport , Buxton and from onwards Manchester Airport.
Once completed, it allowed for many services from the north to be diverted from Manchester Victoria , which was reduced in size. This enhanced Piccadilly’s status as Manchester’s main station. The link was opened in ; it was declared to be fully operational the following year. The glass roof of the trainshed, which is a Grade II listed structure ,  was reglazed and repainted.
A new main entrance and enlarged concourse with a mezzanine level, designed by BDP , replaced the s structure, which had become insufficient for the number of passengers regularly using the station. A moving walkway was installed to take passengers from the concourse to platforms 13 and 14 on the far south side of the station, which had previously necessitated a long walk. Another entrance was also created on Fairfield Street, which provides access to a new taxi rank along with a drop-off point for private cars.
It was electrified with overhead lines, energised at 1, V DC in London Road was the terminus of the electrification scheme which ran through to the through platforms.
Work on the scheme commenced in the late s, but was stopped due to the Second World War , before being restarted in the early s. Electrification was completed in September The main line was electrified to Crewe by and London by At the same time, the 1, V electrification on the Altrincham line was cut back to Oxford Road to where the new system was extended from the south.
The two systems co-existed for a number of years. The Woodhead Route was closed as a through line in , but local services to Glossop and Hadfield continued to be operated by 1, V trains until the line was converted to 25 kV during During the s, the Northern Hub scheme saw electrification extended from Manchester to Liverpool in ,  and Manchester to Preston and through to Blackpool in The listed train shed roof which is metres ft wide between platforms 1 and 12, comprises four spans; two of the spans, metres ft in length, were built over the eastern part of the station during the s while the other two, at the western side measuring metres ft , were constructed in the early s.
The roof is supported by masonry walls at the outer edges, which have round-headed windows alongside platforms 1 and 12, and rows of cast iron columns along the platforms in its interior space. The roof spans have an arrangement of wrought iron trusses with supporting cast iron struts on girders , which are evenly spaced between the columns. As built, the roof was largely covered with slates with some areas of glazing ; over time, the slates were replaced with boarded felt. Between and , the station roof was refurbished and the traditional cladding was replaced with around 10, panes of toughened glass that ‘float’ above the wrought iron trusses.
Layers of nets have been installed, to catch falling glass in the event of any of the panes were to break. Below the train shed is the undercroft that was used as a goods station. Cast iron columns and brick arches support the terminal platforms directly above. Since the early s, the undercroft accommodates the Metrolink station, its tracks, sidings , and car parking. George W. Buck designed the original skew arch bridge over Fairfield Street; it had ten cast iron arch ribs, which formed one part of the brick arch viaduct, and was topped with open stonework parapets.
The bridge was subsequently widened and wrought iron plate girders and transverse girders were added to support longitudinal joists with iron arch plates.
In the s, in the reconstruction programme, the cast iron arches and spandrels were encased in concrete. Many of the original station buildings were demolished during the s to clear the way for a new approach.
The Fairfield Street entrance leads to the Metrolink station in the undercroft and is linked to the rail platforms by escalators. Between and , a redevelopment programme revised the station’s layout and a glass partition wall with ticket barriers separating the concourse from the platforms was constructed. Gateway House was modernised during The Fairfield Street entrance, at basement level, serves the car park, the taxi rank, and the Metrolink station.
Above it at track level is a concourse into which the main entrance feeds, housing ticket offices, information points, seating, timetables, toilets, shops, and food and drink outlets. On the main concourse, doorways in a large glass partition wall access platforms 1 to A travelator leads to the upper concourse linked by a footbridge, steps and lift to platforms 13 and The island lounge contains retail outlets, toilets and a departure lounge.
There are vending machines, waiting areas and snack bars on platforms 13 and Manchester Piccadilly is accessible for disabled people and has escalators and lifts to all levels, wide-access doors and gates, braille signs, hearing loops and disabled toilet facilities. Cycle racks are available on Fairfield Street and the long-stay car park and next to the tower block at the station front. During March , Manchester City Council and Network Rail unveiled plans for a ‘Cycle Centre’ to provide secure facilities and on-site maintenance and hire services.
Ticket barriers were installed in Autumn between platforms 3 and 7, following an application by Virgin Trains. Platform 1 is on the north side of the station and the through platforms 13 and 14 are on the south side. Of the terminus platforms,. The main entrance and concourse are to the front of the terminal platforms and the taxi and car drop-off entrance is on the southern side on Fairfield Street.
The Metrolink tram line passes under the station through the undercroft. Its platforms are under the concourse and railway platforms. To the south of Piccadilly, on the opposite side of Fairfield Street, is the derelict Manchester Mayfield station, which was closed for railway use in The station has 12 terminus platforms, for services terminating from locations to the south of Manchester, and two through platforms 13 and The platforms are split into A and B sections to allow more than one train to stand.
Manchester Piccadilly is currently served by six train operating companies :. Class Pendolino units operate all Avanti West Coast services. North TransPennine. South TransPennine. A limited service operates through to Manchester Airport , mainly early morning and late night services. TransPennine North West.
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