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The Station

  • The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - officially opened the Station on Friday 30 January 2004
  • Manchester Airport’s ground transport interchange enables seamless travel into the heart of the airport by bus, coach, train and tram
  • The complex is built around the airport’s railway station, which opened in 1993 it is located centrally to the airports 3 terminals.
  • It is the first ground transport interchange of its kind to be built in the UK and supports Government policy to improve public transport
  • The  project was part funded by a 3.877 million Euro grant from the European Union Trans-European Network Schemes programme – a fund set up to promote integrated transport projects
  • Further funding, worth £3.45 million, was provided from the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities’ Transport Infrastructure Fund to cover the cost of the sophisticated interactive passenger information system
  • Main project partners were: Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, the Strategic Rail Authority, Network Rail and First North Western (representing the train operators)
  • The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened a third railway platform on 08 January 2009. The project began in Summer 2007, costing a total of £15 million to complete.
  • Since its opening in 1993, Manchester Airport, alongside its partners, has invested over £100 million in the public transport facilities that service the airport.
  • In February 2014 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne launched the build of a fourth railway platform as part of Network Rail’s £600m Northern Hub works
  • The number of passengers using the station has steadily risen as the airport has grown, and in November 2014 TfGM’s Metrolink line was extended out to the station

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