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