This train station opened in 1993 and serves travellers arriving and departing from Manchester Airport.
There are frequent departures to Manchester Piccadilly (every 10 minutes or less). Other destinations include Blackpool North, Bolton, Carlisle, Crewe, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith, Preston, Southport, Wigan North Western, and York.
The Manchester Airport Metrolink Station opened here in 2014. Both stations are in a building known as The Station, situated between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
The station itself has good facilities including a ticket counter, waiting room, café, toilets, and baby changing area. Shops, cafes and restaurants are located throughout the airport.