Note: From 8 September, Northern Rail is changing the hours it classes as peak-time travel. Click here for more details
Greater Manchester has a comprehensive network of rail services offering convenient travel and great value.
Train services are provided by private operators and run on the national rail network which is owned and managed by Network Rail. If you wish to contact any of these companies directly, refer to our contact list.
Information for train journeys within the Greater Manchester County can be obtained from the North West Journey Planner.
Information for longer distance rail journeys is available from the National Rail web site.
Prices and online tickets are available from the train operator websites. Website addresses can be found on the operator details page.
Free bus and tram services in Manchester city centre
Find out about using free bus and tram services in Manchester city centre with Greater Manchester rail tickets.
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Local Station Adoption Scheme
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