"Midland Hotel and cars at Manchester Central Station, 29 October 1929"
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This hotel was built in 1903 opposite Manchester Central station. Station hotels first opened for passengers who needed to break their journeys. They were also used by business travellers and passengers whose trains left very early in the morning or who had to change trains. Cars are parked in the station forecourt.