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Manchester Piccadilly Carlisle stations

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station

Manchester Piccadilly railway station, operated by Network Rail, serves the north western city of Manchester. The station operates inter city routes to London, Birmingham, Bristol, South Wales, the south coast of England, Scotland and to destinations throughout the north of England. The station is the busiest in Manchester and plans exist to further enhance the station's facilities and capacity as part of the Northern Hub and High Speed 2 plans. The station has a staffed ticket office and passengers are also able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station.

The main entrance leads to a concourse with ground floor and mezzanine levels. The Fairfield Street entrance leads to the Metrolink station in the undercroft and is linked to the rail platforms by escalators.

Facilities at the airport include ATM's, First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, cafes and shops, toilets and baby changing facilities.

Passenger services calling at the station are provided by Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, East midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains. Between them they offer passengers destinations that includes Sheffield, Buxton, Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street, Southport, Wigan, Llandudno, Pembroke Dock, Stafford, Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Nottingham, Norwich and London Euston.

Parking is available at the station for 856 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.

Carlisle Train Station

Located in Cumbria, Carlisle railway station offers passengers services to destinations including London Euston via Birmingham, Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Manchester Airport, Whitehaven and Newcastle via Hexham.

The railway station, sometimes referred to as Carlisle Citadel station, is operated by Virgin Trains and is located on the West Coast Main Line which connects London to the West Midlands, the North West, North Wales and central Scotland. Passenger services calling at the station are operated by Virgin Trains, First ScotRail, Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express.

Facilities at the station include ATM's, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. Parking is available at the station for 194 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. Passengers planning an onward journey from the station can take advantage of a national car hire firm that is located at the station.

The station was built in 1847, in a neo-Tudor style to the designs of William Tite. It was then one of a number of stations in the city - the others were at Crown Street and London Road - but had become the main one by 1851. The station was expanded and extended in 1875-1876, with the arrival of the Midland Railway.