Manchester Piccadilly: Two platforms to be given £1.67 million makeover- including new coffee shop

The main change for passengers will be the closure of the existing Costa Coffee shop. 
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Two platforms at Piccadilly train station are undergoing a £1.67 million revamp. The work is being carried out on the waiting area next to platforms 13 and 14. 

The investment will see a new coffee shop built as well as new charging points for mobile phones and laptops. Work is expected to be completed in early 2024 and train services will not be affected during construction. 

Toilets and seating areas will also remain open during the work. The main change for passengers will be the closure of the existing Costa Coffee shop. 

Kyla Thomas, Network Rail station manager for Manchester Piccadilly, said: “The waiting area above platforms 13 and 14 is crucial to how we manage passengers getting safely on and off their trains, so it’s really important for us to make this investment so we can make it even better for customers.

The waiting area by platforms 13 and 14 of Manchester PiccadillyThe waiting area by platforms 13 and 14 of Manchester Piccadilly
The waiting area by platforms 13 and 14 of Manchester Piccadilly

“While trains won’t be disrupted during the work, some of the facilities will be out of action while we build two new retail units and carry out a phased upgrade of the seating area and toilet facilities. I’d like to thank people in advance for their patience while we improve this well-used part of Piccadilly station for the tens of thousands of passengers who use it every day.”