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Trains to Congleton

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 13:40
    Saturday 06:30 - 13:40
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : passenger assistance cannot be provided at this station
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 35

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 17
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Congleton


Park Lane, CONGLETON, Cheshire, CW12 3DE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:40
Saturday 06:30 - 13:40
Sunday Closed