Mayfield Station :: Shared Description

Manchester Mayfield is a former railway station located on the south side of Fairfield Street, opposite Manchester Piccadilly station.

Opened in 1910, by the London and North Western Railway, Mayfield was constructed as four-platform relief station adjacent to Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly) Station to alleviate overcrowding. Four platforms were provided and passengers could reach London Road via a high-level footbridge.

Mayfield was a relief station mainly used by extra trains and suburban services to the south of Manchester. For example, in 1957-58 timetable train services were listed to Cheadle Hulme, Buxton, Alderley Edge, Chelford and Stockport on weekdays. For a brief period in the late 1950s, Mayfield came into its own during the electrification and modernisation of what was to become Piccadilly Station when many services were diverted to it. It was closed to passengers on 28 August 1960.

The site was converted into a parcels depot which opened in 1970. Royal Mail constructed a sorting office on the opposite side of the main line and connected it to Mayfield with an overhead conveyor bridge which crossed the throat of Piccadilly Station. The depot closed in 1986 following the decision by Parcelforce, Royal Mail's parcels division, to abandon rail transport in favour of road haulage. The building has remained disused ever since, with the tracks into Mayfield removed in 1989 as part of the remodelling of the Piccadilly Station layout.

After years of abandonment and many proposed development schemes, the station roof was dismantled in February 2013. In November 2013, planning permission was granted for conversion of the station to an entertainment venue with a maximum capacity of up to 7,500 people (LinkExternal link BBC News and LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News)

Derelict Places (LinkExternal link ) has photos of the interior of the derelict site.
by David Dixon
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SJ8497 : Everything is Connected by Gerald England
SJ8497 : The former Mayfield Station  - Travis Street by Anthony Parkes
SJ8597 : Star & Garter by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Approach to Mayfield Station by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Mayfield Station by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Travis Street by Gerald England
SJ8597 : The side of the Star & Garter by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Approaching Piccadilly station by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Fairfield Street by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Fairfield Street by Gerald England
SJ8497 : River Medlock by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Mayfield Station by Peter McDermott
SJ8497 : Mayfield Station with taxis by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Mayfield Station by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Baring/Boardman Street Bridge by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Manchester: former Mayfield station, from Piccadilly station by Christopher Hilton
SJ8497 : Neild Street by Gerald England
SJ8497 : A Bit of Hidden Manchester by Gerald England
SJ8497 : The view from platform 14 by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Baring Street by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Platforms 13/14 at Piccadilly by Gerald England
SJ8597 : Mayfield Station by Gerald England
SJ8497 : Mayfield Station by David Dixon
SJ8497 : Buxton Street, Manchester by Malc McDonald
SJ8597 : Viaduct to Mayfield by Gerald England

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Created: Sun, 9 Feb 2014, Updated: Sun, 9 Feb 2014

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