Glasgow & Macclesfield Trains
Use the split ticket journey planner below to book moneysaving Macclesfield and Glasgow split train tickets exactly the same way you would ordinarily book your otherwise more expensive train tickets online.
You could save heaps of money if you split your Macclesfield and Glasgow train ticket. Plus, you will still travel on the same train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat - just for a lot less money!
The only difference is that in place of just booking you the more expensive through train ticket between Macclesfield and Glasgow our system will first determine if cheaper split ticket options exist, at the times you have selected, and then offer you the cheaper train tickets. Click Here to book your cheap and officail split train tickets on Macclesfield and Glasgow trains.
Split Tickets - Macclesfield and Glasgow Trains
Splitting your Macclesfield to Glasgow train tickets is when, instead of just one more expensive through ticket to Glasgow from Macclesfield, you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the route you wish to travel without affecting your travel options in any way.
Use the split train ticket journey planner above to automatically do the hard work for you by searching the entire National Rail fares database for every possible permutation of travel to identify the best of any available split ticketing options for your train journey between Glasgow and Macclesfield, and at the times that you select.
For example, if you wanted to travel from Macclesfield to Glasgow, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from Macclesfield to Glasgow. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from Macclesfield to Potters Bar, and another from Potters Bar to Reading West and still another from Reading West to Glasgow for a much cheaper combined split train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey between Glasgow and Macclesfield are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up the whole of your Glasgow to Macclesfield rail route, you could massively reduce your travel cost.
Glasgow Railway Stations
Glasgow Central (Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu Mheadhain) is one of two principal mainline rail terminals in Glasgow, Scotland.
The station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 1 August 1879 and is one of 20 managed by Network Rail. It is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line (397 miles (640 km) north of London Euston), and for inter-city services between Glasgow and England.
With just under 33 million passengers in 2017–18, Glasgow Central is the twelfth-busiest railway station in Britain and the busiest in Scotland. According to Network Rail, over 38 million people use it annually, 80% of whom are passengers. The station is protected as a category A listed building.
The high-level station's facilities were substantially redeveloped in the mid-1980s. The old ticket office / train information building was replaced in 1985 by an all-new Travel Centre adjacent to the Gordon Street entrance. By 1986 a large electro-mechanical destination board at the end of the platforms, with a smaller repeater board at the western side of the concourse, had replaced the former manually operated train-information boards. The old booking office / train information building was retained and redeveloped into shops, eateries and an upstairs bar/restaurant, and the station was re-floored in marble.
During this redevelopment the manned ticket barriers at Platforms 1 to 8 were removed and the yellow ticket automatic barriers were removed from Platforms 9 to 13 (now 15).
In 1998, a five-year renovation programme was initiated by Railtrack, which saw the trainshed completely re-roofed and internally refurbished by Bovis Lend Lease – which also included the restoration of Hielanman's Umbrella.
The 1980s vintage mechanical pixel-style destination boards were later replaced around 2005 with an array of LED-style destination boards. The final improvement, the upgrading of the upstairs restaurant area, was completed in 2005.
In Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins, the station was one of only ten to be awarded five stars. In 2017, the station received a customer satisfaction score of 95.2%, the highest in the UK.
The other two mainline railways stations serving Glasgow are Glasgow Queen Street and to a lesser extent Glasgow Argyle Street station.
Split Glasgow Train Tickets Are Legal
Split ticketing on trains between Macclesfield and Glasgow is allowed, is perfectly legal and can save you a lot of money. The National Conditions of Travel clearly state that you may use more than one ticket to complete your train journey between Glasgow and Macclesfield provided that "the train you are in calls at each station where you change from one ticket to another". Unless you would ordinarilly need to change from one train to another on your route between Glasgow and Macclesfield you also do not have to leave the train and get back on it in between the start and end of your journey.