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SideTracked Day 2015-Manchester Piccadilly Station Event Cache

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Hidden : Monday, 10 August 2015
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Geocache Description:

A short event at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station to celebrate SideTracked Day 2015 to be held at 12pm to 1pm on Monday 10th August 2015

About SideTracked Caches

This event is part of the SideTracked series. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can attend too! More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website.

About Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England. Opened as Store Street in 1842 and renamed Manchester London Road in 1847, it serves intercity destinations such as London, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton, South Wales and Glasgow as well as other destinations throughout Northern England including Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and York. The station consists of 14 platforms; 12 of which are terminal platforms; the other two are through platforms situated to the south of the train shed. Two platforms for the Metrolink network are located in the station's undercroft

Piccadilly is the busiest station in the Manchester station group ahead of Oxford Road, Victoria and Deansgate. With over 23 million passenger entries and exits between April 2012 and March 2013, it is the fourth busiest station in the United Kingdom outside London. In total, six train operating companies operate services to and from Piccadilly. It is the second busiest interchange station outside London, with almost 3.8 million passengers changing trains at the station annually.

The station received a five-year 100m refurbishment in 2002, which was the most expensive improvement on the UK rail network at the time. According to an independent poll carried out in 2007, Manchester Piccadilly has the highest customer satisfaction level of any UK station, with 92% of passengers satisfied compared with the national average of 60%. There are submitted plans to enlarge the station with two new through platforms as part of the Northern Hub with construction work expected to begin in 2016 and five new platforms as part of the High Speed 2 proposals.

A SideTracked Event

More Information can be found at the webpage

I hope it'll be good weather, but if it does start raining I will still be there, just a few paces away under cover!

The event will be at the listed coordinates near the covered front of the station at
12pm to 1pm on Monday 10th August 2015

Come along to have a chat about SideTracked caches and Geocaching.

Please log a Will Attend if you think you will be there. It would be nice to know that you're coming! :)

To celebrate the 8th anniversary of the SideTracked Series, on 10th August 2015, the series organisers will be publishing a unique souvenir that you will be able to add to your profile, also you will qualify for the Geocaching ’15 Road Trip Souvenir for attending an event.

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