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Macclesfield Train Station


Macclesfield Station
Waters Green
SK11 6JP
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday: 05:45 to 19:00 Friday: 05:45 to 20:30 Saturday: 06:00 to 19:00 Sunday: 08:00 to 20:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Pick Up / Drop Off on station forecourt.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Macclesfield Station customer services

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station.
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are not available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.

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Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.

Help point available in the car park.

Staff help Staff help is available.

Assistance meeting point at the ticket office. Staff assistance is available at all times during the stations opening hours for boarding and alighting. Turn up and go is available although booking recommended.

Staff help opening times Sunday: 07:30 to 00:00 Monday to Friday: 05:30 to 00:15 Saturday: 05:30 to 00:15
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Category B1 - Step free access to all platforms. Access to platform 1 via steep ramp. Access to Platform 2/3 via lift

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Upper Station Car Park
Operator Avanti West Coast
Spaces 19
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details

For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.

Lower Station Car Park
Operator Avanti West Coast
Spaces 38
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details

For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 48
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Located on the North end of Platform 1

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

A Taxi rank is available outside of the station, in the lower car park area

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

The easiest way to get to the Cheshire town of Macclesfield is to hop on a train, to Macclesfield train station, and get your adventure started. Connecting Macclesfield to a range of towns and cities across the UK, both locally and further afield is Macclesfield train station which has been servicing passengers since 1849.

Macclesfield station originally opened to service a direct route to Manchester on the LNWR line, and the station rapidly expanded in the decades following. There have been a few notable iterations of the station, as temporary stations to serve Macclesfield town were built during renovations and refurbishments to train lines. In 1960, the Macclesfield station we see today became the primary station to serve the town, with the closure of Macclesfield Hibel Road and the renaming of the former Macclesfield Central. There was a rebuilding project to secure this change, and Macclesfield was rebuilt in the brutalist architecture style that was popular at the time.

Reaching Macclesfield for weekends away, days out, business or onward journeys is straightforward with a range of routes. Macclesfield station is currently serviced by Avanti West Coast, Northern, and CrossCountry trains. Popular routes on CrossCountry include Bristol to Macclesfield, Cardiff to Macclesfield, Oxford to Macclesfield, and, of course, the route that started it all: Manchester to Macclesfield.

Things to do in Macclesfield

Macclesfield is in an area of great natural beauty and is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway filled with outdoor activities in nature. Whether you’re taking the family away for a weekend of cycling, hiking, and seeing beauty spots in the Cheshire countryside, or planning a remote romantic staycation; the outstanding scenery around Macclesfield makes it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With fantastic hotel and B&B options, Macclesfield town centre is a great place to stay as you explore the surrounding areas.

Macclesfield town itself has plenty of activities on offer to fill your days out or weekends away. With regular markets filled with delicious homemade treats, boutique shops with unique treasures, and restaurants to relax and unwind with a gastronomic experience at the end of the day. Macclesfield is the home to countless cosy pubs and lively bars for sampling local drinks if you’re staying for the night.

If you love to take in local heritage and culture, Macclesfield has a number of museums, heritage sites, and churches to explore the history of the local area and to take educational day trips with children. From Jenkin Chapel to Capesthorne Hall, and St Michaels Church to Gawsworth Hall, there are plenty of sites for exploring local and national history, and learning something new.