Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Platforms in the air- Piccadilly is 170 today!
Piccadilly railway station opened 170 years ago today on 8 May 1842, when it was known as both Store Street station and as Bank Top station, terminus of the Manchester and Birmngham Railway.
According to Network Rail which manages it, over 28.5 million people use the station annually. In an independent poll carried out in 2007, Manchester Piccadilly had the highest customer satisfaction level of any UK station, with 92% of passengers satisfied with the station; the national average was 60%. Not that it nor its 14 train platforms and two tram platforms offer anything different to any other major city's mainline station, as far I can see. I wonder what most commuters and passengers really think of it?
Linked to the Our World Tuesday blog.