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Macclesfield Station (MAC)

Macclesfield railway station is on the Stafford to Manchester branch line of the West Coast Main Line. It is located at Watersgreen, just off the junction of the Silk Road and Buxton Road in Macclesfield town centre.

Three service operators run routes through Macclesfield: CrossCountry, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains. CrossCountry trains, which call at (among other stations) Congleton and Newport, are part of the Cross Country Network line incorporating Birmingham New Street. Northern Rail’s local Stafford-Manchester service calls at Macclesfield, as do intercity Virgin Trains starting out at London Euston and travelling to Stockport and stations north.

Macclesfield railway station’s two platforms are accessible to wheelchair users via the lifts and second footbridge. There are toilets, waiting rooms and two car parks.

Macclesfield Train Station


Macclesfield Station
Macclesfield station
Waters Green

Ticket Office Opening times

Location Description

Car Park: Lower Station Car Park
Operator: Virgin Trains
Opening hours: Monday To Sunday: Open 24hrs on the specified days (defined as 00:00 until 23:59)
Number of spaces: 38
Daily: £12.00
Monthly: £132.00
Three Monthly: £374.00
Annual: £1200.00
Free of charge: No
Taxi: A Taxi rank is available outside of the station, in the lower car park area 
Cycle Parking
Cycle storage type: Stands
Sheltered cycle storage: yes
Cycle storage location: Located on the North end of Platform 2.. Stands and wheel racks are free to use.  A charge is made for lockers.
Cycle storage spaces: 48. Stands and wheel racks are free to use.  A charge is made for lockers.
CCTV Coverage: Yes
Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: Yes.

Ticket buying and collection

Ticket Office: Yes.
Opening hours: Saturday: 06:00 - 19:15
Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00
Monday To Friday: 05:45 - 19:15
Induction Loop: Yes.
Ticket machines: Yes.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets: Yes.

Staffing and general services

Customer Help Points: Yes. Help point available in the car park.
Lost Property: Yes.
CCTV Coverage: Yes


First class Lounge:
Internet kiosk available:
Pay phones: Yes.
Public Wi-Fi: Yes. Find WiFi Hotspots around Macclesfield station
Refreshment facilities: Yes.
Shops: Yes.
Toilets: Yes. The accessible toilets are located on Platform 1.
Baby changing facilities: Yes.
Trolleys: Yes.
Waiting Rooms: Yes.

Accessibility and mobility access

Ramp for train access: Yes.
Step free access coverage: Yes. lifts to platforms
Wheelchairs available: Yes.
Impaired Mobility Set Down: Yes.
Induction Loop: Yes.
Customer Help Points: Yes. Help point available in the car park.
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