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Originally known as Knott Mill - a name that still stands proud on the Victorian station buildings - Deansgate is a raised station in Manchester city centre, just a kilometre west of Manchester Piccadilly and close to the heart of the shopping district. Trains entering the station from the west pass between Castlefield Urban Heritage Park and the renovated red brick warehouses that line the Bridgewater Canal. In and around all those post-industrial buildings you'll find loads to enjoy - Manchester's Comedy Store is around the corner, and there are no fewer than four bars in converted railway buildings opposite the station. As for the station, it stands almost as it did when the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway opened it in 1849. Additions include a footbridge across Whitworth Street, added in 1985 to connect the station to the Manchester Central Exhibition Complex (formerly GMEX) and its Metrolink tram stop.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday open from 06:20:00 until 23:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
From Whitworth Street, up a ramp (43 paces, 1:25 slope) and level access through the entrance into the foyer. Or from the junction of Chester Road, Whitworth Street and Deansgate, level access through the entrance, along the corridor and up 21 steps into the foyer. Then, to Manchester: Past the ticket office, via the lift in the foyer. Or up a ramp (34 paces), up 17 steps onto the platform. To Bolton, Warrington and Wigan : Via the lift in the foyer or along the subway (26 paces), up a ramp (32 paces) and up 18 steps onto the platform. Level access to Manchester platform also via overbridge from Metrolink G-MexMetrolink stop. Lift available first to last train, currently 06:20 - 23:40 Monday to Saturday. 08:10 - 23:30 Sunday.
ToiletsUnavailable
Toilets notesA key is available from the Booking Office upon request.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
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Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Deansgate station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Trains into Deansgate station arrive at one of two platforms raised above street level. Both have a long ramp, stairs or lift to the concourse below, where you'll find easy-access toilets and staffed ticket windows. For the exhibition complex, exit via the walkway from platform 1. Westbound trains to Liverpool and Blackpool depart from platform 2, and trains to other Manchester stations and Buxton from platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Deansgate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Deansgate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Alderley EdgeNorthern06:07Scheduled
to Alderley EdgeNorthern06:191On time
to Alderley EdgeNorthern06:242On time
to Alderley EdgeNorthern06:282Scheduled
to Alderley EdgeNorthern06:301On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:07Scheduled
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:191On time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:242On time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:272Scheduled
from Wigan North WesternNorthern06:291On time
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