Man Pic early morning layover

Discussion in 'Trip Planning & Reports' started by AndrewNTH, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. AndrewNTH

    AndrewNTH Member

    Messages:
    549
    Joined:
    3 Nov 2010
    Location:
    Merseyside
    Evening all,

    Due to some unforeseen, last-minute circumstances I have had to return home from work as a matter of urgency and I am currently on board the 2015 from Portsmouth Harbour back to my home station, Bebington, arriving 0614. While not a journey I am at all looking forward to, I do ponder if any forum members are aware of a warm place to sit, potentially with some food/drink available (24 hour McDonald's?) during my layover at Manchester Piccadilly between 0200 and 0500. If not, does the station remain open all night (even if not particularly warm inside)?

    Andrew
     
  2. Registered users do not see these banners - join or log in today!

    Rail Forums

     
  3. WombatDeath

    WombatDeath Member

    Messages:
    167
    Joined:
    12 Jul 2013
    Sorry you're stuck. The station is open all night, and if there's nowhere offering refreshments open in the station itself, there's a 24x7 McDonalds on Oxford Street where you can at least keep warm.
     
  4. AndrewNTH

    AndrewNTH Member

    Messages:
    549
    Joined:
    3 Nov 2010
    Location:
    Merseyside
    That's wonderful - thank you very much. I shall peruse the forums on the free wifi too! :)
     
  5. Trackman

    Trackman Member

    Messages:
    285
    Joined:
    28 Feb 2013
    Location:
    Lewisham
    I'd ask a member of staff, they will know.
     
  6. howittpie

    howittpie Member

    Messages:
    316
    Joined:
    11 May 2012
    There is also a 24 hour Burger king in Picadilly Gardens.
     
  7. dilbertphil

    dilbertphil Member

    Messages:
    42
    Joined:
    28 Jan 2018
    Manchester - Oxford Street
    36/38 OXFORD STREET
    MANCHESTER, M1 5EJ


    As mentioned this is the 24hr Mcdonalds in Manchester it's about a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly or 5 mins from Oxford Road station.
     
  8. tony_mac

    tony_mac Established Member

    Messages:
    3,394
    Joined:
    25 Feb 2009
    Location:
    Liverpool
    there's an 02:20 (rail replacement bus) to the Airport and an 04:39 back again (which is also the first train from Piccadilly to Liverpool).

    There are 24-hour Spars in each terminal that sell coffee, pastries etc. There are some reports that Broderick's coffee shop in T2 is also 24h.
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  9. kevconnor

    kevconnor Member

    Messages:
    471
    Joined:
    22 Apr 2013
    Location:
    People's Republic of Mancunia
    I am not sure if the McDonalds on Oxford Road allows people to sit in however. Around the corner from Oxford Road Station is Black Dog Ball Room, a late night bar open until 4am a decent enough place to stick around.
     
  10. bungle965

    bungle965 Established Member

    Messages:
    1,919
    Joined:
    2 Jul 2014
    Location:
    Blackley and Broughton/ Walsall South
    There used to be a Starbucks in the station which was 24H, it has now been taken over and turned into a Caffe Nero unfortunately with their opening times scaled back to midnight. A couple of months late sadly.
    Sam
     
  11. Bovverboy

    Bovverboy Member

    Messages:
    589
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2013
    Unfortunately the proximity of Oxford Road station to Oxford Street McDonalds is not relevant in this instance, since trains do not stop at Oxford Road during the night. Even the 0454 train from Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street (which AndrewNTH is proposing to catch) does not call, even though it passes through.
    I believe the McDonalds in St Ann's Square has recently gone 24hr, but it's a shade further from Piccadilly than the Oxford Street branch.
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  12. Mag_seven

    Mag_seven Established Member

    Messages:
    2,807
    Joined:
    1 Sep 2014
    Don't forget there are likely to be some rather inebriated Sevilla fans wandering around Manchester early tomorrow morning so it might not be the most pleasant of places to have to hang around.
     
  13. Bovverboy

    Bovverboy Member

    Messages:
    589
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2013
    I don't think that AndrewNTH's ticket would cover him for a jaunt to the Airport, an extra ticket would be required.
    The 0439 train from the Airport is actually the train Andrew is proposing to catch at Piccadilly. It is tomorrow scheduled to run via the CLC route (vs the more usual Chat Moss) - this does add a few minutes on but the train should still easily connect with the same Merseyrail service at Lime Street.
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  14. Bovverboy

    Bovverboy Member

    Messages:
    589
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2013
    Things changed a year or two ago, it's fully open now.
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  15. Bovverboy

    Bovverboy Member

    Messages:
    589
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2013
    (Deleted)
     
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2018
  16. Bletchleyite

    Bletchleyite Veteran Member

    Messages:
    27,610
    Joined:
    20 Oct 2014
    Location:
    Up and down the south WCML (mostly)
    Correct, £8.10 anytime day return (unfortunately the return journey is *just* into the peak).

    I'd spend that to avoid sitting at Picc all night.
     

Share This Page