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Trains to Deansgate

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:20 - 23:40
    Saturday 06:20 - 23:40
    Sunday 08:10 - 23:30
  • 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
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


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


Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M3 4LG
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 23:40
Saturday 06:20 - 23:40
Sunday 08:10 - 23:30