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Address: Manchester, England

One of Manchester's main rail stations is part of a large Center City area...

One of Manchester's main rail stations is part of a large Center City area that includes an entertainment complex and an office and hotel tower.

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Day out with my wife

The station has been renovated over the past couple of years, not before time, & is now greatly improved. The whole station looks very good & open. It`s good that some of the... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2016
Richard B
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

The station has been renovated over the past couple of years, not before time, & is now greatly improved. The whole station looks very good & open. It`s good that some of the old buildings have been incorporated into the modern roof structure.

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New MIlls Derbyshire
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Not only is a railway and tram station but it has Victorian architecture with a modern update. The tea room/bar with ornate ceiling is well worth a look

Thank 1946Patrick
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Nice buiding but was very cold and a lot of homeless and beggers around. Couple of places at the bottom a bar and a starbucks but that's about it.

Thank harly14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

As it's name suggests, this one of the two Manchester main stations was built in the Victorian era and named after the then Queen. Manchester used to have four main line train stations but now has Victoria and Piccadilly only, but Victoria has the most interesting building of the two. Recently refurbished, it's also maintained its heritage and some of... More 

Thank Lifeman
Mafra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had to tak the train there on my way to North Yorkshire and I was disappointed. Whereas in other stations you find facilities to help you while you wait for your train, there's noting of the kind there. The building itself is beautiful though.

Thank papalagui
Darwen, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Pass through the train station most weekdays. They have just re-vamped the train station and what a good job they have done. Well worth a visit

Thank stejeppo
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I remember this station from the early 1970's, all I can recall is it being very dark and foreboding. The improvements have greatly changed this with the new glass roof letting in lots of light and making the whole place appear bright and airy. Many of the original features have been kept in place which is nice to see, I... More 

Thank milligan1959
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Easy to get to and find your way round. Staff were helpful and even gave us a map of Manchester for free so we could find where we were going

Thank Angie W
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Caught the train to Liverpool from here. They have had a big makeover since I was here last. Lovely old ticket office and staff very helpful. Amazing old tiled building. Worth a look around if you are close by.

Thank AngelaM007
Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Improvement work was completed this year to modernize the station. It is a big improvement with new glass roof letting in lots of light. The shabbiness has gone but some if the original features have been retained. One of the things I like is near the exit/entrance, commemorating servicemen who passed through the station door on their way to fight... More 

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