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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

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 PiccadillyNorthern19:092On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern19:251On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern20:092On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern20:251On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern21:092On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern19:092On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern19:251On time
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern20:092On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern20:251On time
from Stoke-on-TrentNorthern21:092On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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