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Member Name: vicky_wire
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Advantages: Lots of trains and things to do
Disadvantages: Hard to find the train time
Manchester Piccadilly Station is in the centre of Manchester, and quite a big train station. It also has links with the trams and buses.
The station is modern and clean, it has toilet facilities but you need to pay for them (as if your train ticket doesnt cost enough!) - unless you just hop over or under the barriers like I do then its free!
There are a few shops in there, and food places as well, like KFC and Burger King, which do well while your waiting for a train, but the shops and other food outlets are expensive.
The train station is well signposted, and it's pretty easy to find the right platform. It has pay points as well where you can buy a ticket without joining the queue for a human.
Finding out when your train is, and what platform your train is on, is not the easiest thing to do! They have big boards with details, but because there are so many trains operating, and if you get off your train before its final destination, it can be pretty overwhelming, and you need help!!
Summary: Check your times and platforms before you go!
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