New link for Manchester Airport
Thu, 26 Feb, 2009
A new train link to Manchester Airport is to start later this year.
The early morning train service will connect Salford Crescent to the airport.
Run by the First TransPennine Express, the service will go from Salford Crescent at 5.55 am to reach the airport by 6.18 am on every day but Sunday.
The service will commence on May 18th as an addition to the existing Blackpool to Manchester Airport journey.
Councillor Ian Macdonald, who chairs the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority's Transport Network Committee, said the earlier service could help commuters and shift workers as well as people going on holiday.
Currently the earliest rail connection from Salford Crescent is at 6.47 am.
David Langton, timetable strategy manager for First TransPennine Express, said that the company was "happy to make small changes to our timetables to give big improvements wherever this is possible".
Airport parking at Manchester includes facilities for long and short-stay as well as the possibility to book in advance using the internet.
Valet parking is also available.