Manchester’s Christmas markets are back for 2019 and passengers are being urged to ‘think in threes’ by Network Rail when planning their rail journeys.
The market opens on Friday 8th November and Network Rail is advising rail travellers to plan ahead for the smoothest journey possible.
Millions of people are expected to visit Manchester for the markets until 23 December, with many using the railway to attend.
Network Rail’s top three travel tips are:
- Plan your journey
- Check before you travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk
- Know the times of your trains home
Last year nearly 500,000 people used Manchester Piccadilly station during the markets’ opening weekend.
While the Christmas markets take place, passenger numbers at Manchester Piccadilly station rise by up to 40,000 each day, peaking at 160,000 in total.
Extra staff will be on hand to help passengers between Thursday and Sunday every weekend in the run up to Christmas.
What did the officials say?
Scott Green, Network Rail’s station manager at Manchester Piccadilly, said:
“The Christmas markets and festive season are great for Manchester but marks the start of the busiest time of the year for Manchester Piccadilly. With busier trains, platforms and station concourse, I’m urging passengers to ‘think in threes’ to make travelling in and out of the city as easy as possible.
“Planning your journey, checking before you travel and knowing the times of your trains home will really help everyone. There will be extra staff in place across the station to provide advice and information and help keep passengers safe throughout the festive season.”
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