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Salford Central Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

Ticket Office:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday -
Sunday Closed

Salford Central station, New Bailey Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 5ET

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Applicable Operators: Northern
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost property contact
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Bus service
Located on both sides of New Bailey Street for buses to Bolton, Eccles and Piccadilly Gardens. Maximum distance 120 yards/110m. Busline 0871 200 2233
Metro service
GMPTE 0161 228 7811
Detailed station information
Assisted Travel Team
0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560
Monday-Sunday 24h
Help points
Staff help
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accessible booking office counter
Ticket office staff make every effort to provide the assistance that disabled passengers require.
Ramp for train access
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
Category B station, please note there are no tactile pavings at this station - Ramped access to platforms and ticket office. 

We regret that wheelchair users

cannot board or alight here, due to excessive wheelchair ramp gradients between

the train and the very low-height platforms. 
Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down
No designated area is provided. The station front may be used for set down purposes.
Wheelchairs available

Opened in 1838, Salford Central Station was originally called Salford Station; however, this created much confusion with the much smaller Salford Crescent Station, and thus, the name was changed. Just a few short years after its conception, the pillars holding the roof had to be replaced. Due to sulphur from the old trains that passed through here when Salford was enjoying its industrial heyday thanks to the silk and cotton factories, the iron pillars rapidly corroded creating a dangerous situation.

The station has recently undergone a large redevelopment programme, including the installation of ramps and lifts, making it accessible to all. Around 700,000 passengers use the station annually, and this number is set to increase as Salford is developing into a hub for contemporary entertainment and culture.

How far is Salford Central Station from Manchester Airport?

The journey takes approximately 30 minutes by train from Salford to Manchester Airport.

How far is the walk from Salford Central Station to Salford city centre?

It takes approximately 50 minutes to walk from the Salford Central Station into Salford via Liverpool Street; however, there are regular shuttle buses running this route.

Does Salford Central Station have car park facilities?

No, there is no available parking at the Salford Central Station but the NCP Bridge Street Car Park is nearest to the station which is approximately 300 yards away.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Salford Central Station?

No, but Salford Central Cycle Hub is a 1-minute walk away via New Bailey Street.

What facilities are available at Salford Central Station?

  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free access throughout, ramps, and induction loops

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