Watch the landscape change before your eyes as you journey along the Crewe to Manchester line.
Departing the vibrant city centre of Manchester, you’ll travel along Stockport Viaduct - the largest brick structure in Britain, across the plains of Cheshire and pass small traditional villages before you reach the end of the line at the historic railway town of Crewe. Along your journey look out for one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world at Jodrell Bank.
Travelling along the impressive Twemlow and Stockport viaducts
Discover the science of space exploration at Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre
Look to the sky as you travel past Manchester Airport
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Manchester and Stockport have extensive motorway links with town centre parking. Crewe can be accessed via the A500 off the west of the M6. All three locations are served by National Express coach services.
Manchester Piccadilly is a major station that is well connected on the national network (look up times). Look up bus connections from your starting/ending postcode or town on the Traveline website.
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The train departs from Manchester Piccadilly frequently (look up times).
Attractions along the Crewe to Manchester line include:
Explore a diverse collection of paintings, decorative art and costumes.
Journey time – 12 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station
Manchester Museum of Science & Industry
A large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.
Journey time – 24 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station
Experience the town’s history all under one roof.
Journey time – 20 minute walk from Stockport station
Award-winning attraction housed in a restored Grade II listed Victorian Mill.
Journey time – 7 minute walk from Stockport station
Explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope.
Journey time – 45 minute walk through countryside from Goostrey train station