|Location||Davenport Green, Trafford|
|Transit authority||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Classification||DfT category TBC|
Manchester Interchange is a planned High Speed 2 station at Manchester Airport, on the southern boundary of Manchester, England, next to Junction 5 of the M56 motorway on the northern side of the airport 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west of Manchester Airport railway station. Manchester Airport is the busiest airport in the UK outside London and offers more destinations than any other British airport. An airport station was recommended by local authorities during the consultation stage. The government agreed in January 2013 for an airport station, but only on the basis that private investment was involved, such as funding from the Manchester Airports Group to build the station. The Government approved the scheme in November 2016.
If the station is built, journey times from London Euston to Manchester Airport have been estimated at between 59 minutes and 63 minutes. Additionally, the high speed service will be less than 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly to the Airport – down from 20 minutes at present on the congested Styal Line which is used by a mix of commuter, express and freight services and susceptible to delays.
In 2020, revised plans were released that saw the number of platforms increased from 2 to 4.
Current service proposals will see five trains per hour north to Manchester Piccadilly, three trains per hour south to Old Oak Common and London Euston (one service additionally calls at Birmingham Interchange), and two trains south to Birmingham Curzon Street. The station is also planned to be an intermediate stop on the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail line.
|Preceding station||Future services||Following station|
High Speed 2
|Warrington Bank Quay||TBA
Northern Powerhouse Rail
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Manchester Airport Line||