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The small town of Congleton lies on the banks of the River Dane, a mere twenty miles south of Manchester. The town centre is roughly twenty-minutes' walk from Congleton station and home to everything you might expect from a town of its size: restaurants, cafes, high-street shops and pubs. For those that didn't pack their walking boots, the area just south of the station, around Biddulph Road, has its own, albeit smaller, selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, including an old-fashioned chippy and a post office. Congleton train station on the Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent branch of the West Coast Main Line was opened in October 1848. Today, the station is still served by regular passenger services to Stoke-on-Trent, which leave from platform 1 and take around fifteen minutes, as well as an additional service from platform 2 for Manchester Piccadilly, with a journey time of forty minutes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:40
Saturday 06:30 - 13:40
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
passenger assistance cannot be provided at this station
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces35
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces17
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

yes - separate level access from station front to Manchester platform and ticket office and from path to Stoke platform. A stepped footbridge links both platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Congleton's station concourse, with a ticket counter, ticket machines and toilets, is just off Park Lane, with a free car park for rail users. A ramp leads from the concourse to platform 1, with bench seating, customer help point and stairs, which link to platform 2. Once on platform 2, you'll find the old station building and bench seating under the canopy. The Railway Inn on Park Lane is a good spot to wait with a drink.

Departures and arrivals from Congleton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Congleton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern12:102On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern12:241On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern13:112On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern13:241On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern14:102On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern12:102On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern12:241On time
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern13:112On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern13:241On time
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern14:102On time
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