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Salford Central facilities

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

What popular destinations are available from Salford Central Station?

What improvements have been made at Salford Central?

  • New LED lighting
  • Extended lift opening hours
  • Ticket machine(s)

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