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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 23:40
Saturday 06:20 - 23:40
Sunday 08:10 - 23:30
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
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

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 GMex tram stop. Lift available 06:20 - 23:40 Monday to Saturday. 08:10 - 23:30 Sunday.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern06:242On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetNorthern06:282On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern06:362On time
to Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:361On time
to Warrington CentralNorthern06:512On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:242On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern06:272On time
from Hazel GroveNorthern06:362On time
from Warrington CentralNorthern06:361On time
from Manchester Oxford RoadNorthern06:512On time
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