Airport-Manchester Line

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Airport-Manchester Line
Principal stations

(Various through trains)
Manchester Piccadilly
Mauldeth Road
East Didsbury
Heald Green
Manchester Airport
--- Airport Spur Line ---
(Manchester-Crewe Line)

The Airport-Manchester Line or Manchester Airport Line is a railway line in south Manchester. It runs from Manchester Piccadilly through to Manchester Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the biggest outside of the London region. The line is a part of the Styal Line, an early commuter line from Wilmslow to Manchester via Styal and Heald Green and four other suburban stations. The Styal Line was electrified in 1959 as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification scheme but ironically most of the trains now using the line are diesel powered. The branch to the airport leaves the Styal Line via a triangular junction between Heald Green and Styal.

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Railway lines in Northern England:
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   East Coast Main Line   Midland Main Line   West Coast Main Line
 Chester-Manchester Line    Hope Valley Line   Liverpool-Manchester Line    Manchester-Preston Line   Settle-Carlisle Railway
Commuter lines:  Airedale Line Blackburn-Bolton Line   Caldervale Line   Mid-Cheshire Line   Dearne Valley Line  
 East Lancashire Line   Glossop Line   Hallam Line   Harrogate Line   Huddersfield Line Kirkby Branch Line  
 Lancaster-Heysham Line   Leeds-Bradford Lines   Liverpool-Wigan Line    Manchester Airport Line  
 Manchester-Southport Line   Northern Line   Oldham Loop Line   Northallerton-Eaglescliffe Line  
 Ormskirk Branch Line   Pontefract Line   Sheffield-Hull Line   Sheffield-Lincoln Line   Stockport-Stalybridge Line  
 Wakefield Line   Wharfedale Line   Wirral Line   York & Selby Lines  York-Scarborough Line
Rural lines:  Barton Line   Borderlands Line   Buxton Line   Cumbrian Coast Line   Doncaster-Lincoln Line  
 Durham Coast Line   Esk Valley Line   Tees Valley Line   Furness Line   Hull-York Line   
 Oxenholme-Windermere Line   Penistone Line   Ribble Valley Line   Newcastle and Carlisle Railway  
 Yorkshire Coast Line
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