Macclesfield station
Waters Green
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Macclesfield Station

Macclesfield Station is located in Macclesfield, a market town in Cheshire that sits roughly 16 miles south of Manchester and 38 miles to the east of Chester. The station was first opened in 1873, and was rebuilt in 1960 on the same site. Just over 1.5 million people pass through the station every year.

The station is situated on the West Coast Main Line Between Manchester and Stafford with frequent trains in both directions. Trains to Manchester take roughly 30 minutes, around 2 hours 20 minutes to London, and around 1 hour 10 minutes to Birmingham.

Macclesfield Station has two platforms, with northbound trains departing from platform 1 and southbound trains towards London and Stoke-on-Trent leaving from platform 2. It’s easy to get to and from the station from all over Macclesfield, with two car parks and a taxi rank outside the station. There is also cycle storage if you want to travel on two wheels, and the bus station is around five minutes away from Macclesfield Station, although some buses also depart directly from outside the station.

There’s step-free access to both platforms via lifts and a footbridge, and there are accessible toilets within the station. There is also a coffee shop within the station for hot drinks and light snacks whilst you’re waiting on your train.


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