​Operators list

Arriva Trains Wales

From Greater Manchester, Arriva Trains Wales operates inter-regional services from:

* Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations to Chester (via Warrington) and stations along the North Wales coast as far as Llandudno, Bangor and Holyhead.

* Piccadilly and Stockport stations to Crewe, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Swansea, Milford Haven and selected intermediate stations.

All trains are fully accessible and at-seat catering is provided.

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk

9th Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, CF24 0SU

Telephone: 0845 6061 660, Fax: 0292 0430 214




Cross Country Trains

Cross Country Trains covers over 1400 route miles and calls at over 100 stations - stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance, CrossCountry Trains is one of the most extensive rail networks in the UK.

All trains are fully accessible, have First Class accommodation and at-seat catering is provided.

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk



East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains operates the longest cross-country rail route in Britain, linking Liverpool with Norwich, serving four of the eight core cities in England. From Manchester (Oxford Road and Piccadilly) and Stockport it is possible to make a through journey to Liverpool, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough and many other destinations.

All trains are fully accessible, and at-seat catering is provided.

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit the East Midlands Trains website.

Customer Relations, FREEPOST DY940, Derby, DE1 9BR

Email: getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

Telephone: 08457 125678 (lines are open from 6am to 10pm daily, group travel from 8am to 6pm). For people with hearing difficulties, please use TextDirect: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678





Network Rail (Piccadilly Station)

Room 622, Tower Block, Piccadilly Rail Station, Manchester, M60 7RA

Network Rail

40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EE

Telephone: 020 7557 8000, Fax: 020 7557 9000





Northern Rail plays a vital role in the North of England. Each day, Northern Rail trains serve a population of nearly 15m and call at over 500 stations in almost every town in the North of England and further afield and to four National Parks (Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District).

From Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Deansgate, Victoria) Northern Rail local and semi-fast services provide access to Ashton, Altrincham, Bolton, Manchester Airport, Rochdale, Stalybridge, Stockport and Wigan (including all intermediate stations) and beyond to the north (Lancashire, Cumbria and the Lake District); the south (Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire); the east (Yorkshire) and west (Lancashire and Merseyside).

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit www.northernrail.org



First TransPennine Express (FTPE)

FTPE operates longer distance inter-regional services from Greater Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road, Deansgate, the Airport Station, Stalybridge, Stockport, Salford Crescent, Bolton and Horwich) to Barrow, Blackpool, Carlisle, Cleethorpes, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancaster, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Preston, Sheffield, Windermere and York (and many intermediate stations). The services to and from Leeds are particularly frequent, with four trains every hour.

All trains are modern fully accessible diesel units that can reach 100 mph, have First Class accommodation and power points. At-seat catering is provided.

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit www.tpexpress.co.uk

TransPenine Express Manchester page: http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/train-destinations/manchester/overview.htm

Customer Relations, ADMAIL 3878, FREEPOST, Manchester, M1 9YB

Telephone: 0845 600 1671




Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains provides fast, frequent passenger train services which connect major towns and cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

From Greater Manchester (Piccadilly and Stockport stations), Virgin Trains operate long-distance services to Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, London (and selected intermediate stations). Those trains leave Manchester and Stockport every 20 minutes.

All Virgin Trains services to from Manchester are provided by 'Pendolino' trains that run at speeds of up to 125mph. The trains are fully accessible, have First Class accommodation, with power points, enhanced mobile phone reception and Wi-Fi. Both buffet car and at-seat catering is provided.

For information on fares, destinations and special offers visit www.virgintrains.co.uk

85 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4HA

Customer Relations: 08450 008 000

Ticket Order Line: 08719 774 222

Fax: 0121 654 7500

Textphone: 01216 547 528




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