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Macclesfield Train Station facilities

Serving Macclesfield in Cheshire, this station lies on the West Coast Main Line, between Manchester and Stafford. First opened in July of 1873, it now sees almost two million people through its doors annually.

Macclesfield played a crucial role in the Industrial Revolution, with over 70 water, and later steam, powered mills in the district to spin the silk that was imported from China. Although the spun silk was woven into the most beautiful fabrics, silk covered buttons were the main industry. Today the town’s museums are home to some of the machines that built Macclesfield’s economy centuries ago.

The station buildings are designed in the modernist style of the ‘50s, the stark utilitarian architecture creating a solid reliability that’s reflected in many of the stations along the West Coast Main Line. In 2007 Macclesfield Station was awarded the ‘Best Kept Station in Cheshire Award’, and the plaque is on proud display in the foyer.

Whether for business or pleasure, if you’re going to Macclesfield, Northern’s money saving tickets will make a difference. Save on the Day deals are perfect for last minute trips, while Advance tickets work well for those who are organised and like to plan ahead.

Does Macclesfield Station have barriers?

Macclesfield Station doesn’t have wide barriers preventing access to the platforms, but platforms 1 and 2 have markings that are tactile for additional safety measures. These are placed at the edge of the platforms.

How far is Macclesfield Station from Manchester Airport?

Catching the train from Macclesfield to Manchester Airport takes approximately 50 minutes.

How far is the walk from Macclesfield train Station to Macclesfield town centre?

Following Buxton Road, it will take about five minutes to walk into Macclesfield from the station.

Does Macclesfield Station have car park facilities?

Yes, the station has facilities to cater for 71 cars, including wide access spaces and blue badge facilities.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Macclesfield Station?

There are sheltered spaces for 33 bikes, which are covered by CCTV for added security.

What facilities are available at Macclesfield Station?

  • Toilets - including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • Telephones - coins and card
  • Disabled Access - the whole station is step-free, and wheelchairs, ramps and Induction Loops are available

What popular destinations are available from Macclesfield train Station?

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