Manchester Victoria, Manchester

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Manchester Victoria station in Manchester, England is a combined mainline railway station and Metrolink tram stop. Situated to the north of the city centre on Hunts Bank, close to Manchester Cathedral, it is adjoined to Manchester Arena which was constructed on part of the former station site in the 1990s. Opened in 1844, Victoria is Manchester's third busiest railway station after Piccadilly and Oxford Road and the second busiest station managed by Northern after Oxford Road.The station hosts local and regional services to destinations in Northern England, such as, Bradford,, Wigan, Blackpool and Liverpool using the original Liverpool to Manchester line. Most trains calling at Victoria are operated by Northern, except for TransPennine Express services from Liverpool to Newcastle and during engineering works, when some trains are diverted from Piccadilly.Manchester Victoria is a major interchange for the Metrolink light rail system. Several former railway lines into the station have been converted to tram operation. The line to Bury was converted in the early 1990s in the first phase of Metrolink construction and the line through Oldham to Rochdale was converted during 2009–2014. Trams switch to on-street running when they emerge from Victoria Station and continue southwards through the city centre to Piccadilly or Deansgate-Castlefield.
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  • Victoria station has been re-vamped and is much improved. Metro Link to all out of town destinations is great and includes travel to Manchester Airport and the famous Bury Market can be reached within...  more »
  • We called in while we were passing , and were glad to see the old place , having spent a lot of years around old cities and similar places I found it nothing special, however worth a look in if your p...  more »
  • Next to Tram stop and in the centre of Manchester. It's usually full of people going everywhere by tram or train serving mainly the North of England  more »
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  • Was told by a ticket person that I had more money than brains, for handing him a 20. Staff could use some manners as it was all I had. Trains are usually late, nice station, poor service.
  • Recently been renovated, large open spaces to allow more passengers inside without it feeling cramped. Staff are helpful as always.
  • Fantastic place to get a tram train especially the devastation it caused on the night of the attack goof food n coffee bars tickets to get the train
  • There is a stench of alcohol , excrment and spices heads everywhere

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