Manchester Piccadilly Cheltenham Spa Train
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Manchester Piccadilly Cheltenham Spa 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.
Cheltenham Spa Train Station
Located in Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Spa railway station offers passengers services to destinations including Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Weymouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth Harbour, Cardiff, Birmingham New Street, Nottingham, Manchester and Derby.The railway station is operated by First Great Western and is located in the Birmingham to Bristol Line and is roughly one mile from the centre of Cheltenham. Passenger services calling at the station are operated by First Great Western, CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales. Facilities at the station include pay phones, a cafe and toilets. Passengers should note that ATM's and baby changing facilities are not available at the station. Parking is available at the station for 150 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day. Regular bus services into Cheltenham town centre are operated by Stagecoach where Bus Service D departs from the station forecourt.The first railway in Cheltenham opened in 1840 and in the early days of the railway the town had two stations. The main station, Cheltenham Spa (Lansdown), is the one that remains and has dropped the "Lansdown" from its name.