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Access for All improvements at Irlam station from spring 2024 "У January 2025.

While works will deliver important benefits and step-free access at the station, there will be some disruption for passengers during the construction phase, which will include:

  • Reduced car parking capacity/limited car parking at the station
  • The underpass at the station may be out of use temporarily for certain periods during construction, however access to rail services will be maintained at all times

For more information, please visit:

Irlam Train Station facilities

The original station, which opened in 1873, lay in the path of Manchester Ship Canal’s construction site, which resulted in the station being resited, prior to the Canal opening in 1894. Raising the station and tracks, and moving them parallel to the original site, allowed both services to exist successfully together.

Seeing more than a quarter of a million passengers every year, the station serves Irlam, a commuter town within the Manchester area. Once famous for its steel production, and the subsequent transportation of the goods, the station building fell into a state of dereliction, remaining that way for over 25 years. Finally, it was renovated in 2015, and a popular railway style cafe designed in its place.

If you are visiting the region, there are a wide range of money-saving special offers from Northern, including Advance tickets, and the popular Senior Railcard.

Who owns Irlam Station?

Irlam Station, in Greater Manchester, is owned and managed by Northern, like many of the stations in this region.

How far is Irlam train Station from Manchester Airport?

Taking a little over an hour, it’s easy to jump on the train from Irlam to Manchester Airport.

How far is the walk from Irlam Station to Irlam town centre?

Walking down Station Road and Liverpool Road, you’ll reach Irlam town centre in around 10 minutes.

Does Irlam Station have car park facilities?

Including blue badge spaces, the station has facilities for 16 vehicles.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Irlam Station?

Irlam Station has no facilities for bike storage.

What facilities are available at Irlam Station?

Disabled Access - the station has step-free access in certain areas and also has ramps and Induction Loops available

What popular destinations are available from Irlam Station?

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