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Fairfield station serves the area of Tameside in Greater Manchester, and lies just three miles east of Manchester Piccadilly. The station dates back to 1892, when it was opened by the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, and known as Fairfield for Droylsden - it replaced an earlier station from 1841 found to the east of the present site. Although Fairfield is a large suburban area, the station sees very little passenger traffic and has no Sunday service. Originally part of Lancashire, the suburb of Fairfield sits on the A635 road, to the south of the Ashton Canal. The area was famous for cotton manufacture throughout the 19th century, and it was here that the W. M. Christy and Sons mill produced England's first woven towels. Fairfield is also home to the Fairfield Moravian Church and Moravian Settlement - the self-sufficient religious group was established in 1785, and its buildings retain much of their original charm. Guided tours are available.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
To Hadfield :Up 1 step and through a 3ft wide gate (to the left of the bridge), down 16 steps on the right, along a ramp (49 paces, 1:10 slope) onto the platform To Manchester : Up 1 step and through a 3ft wide gate, along a path (12 paces) and down 34 steps onto the platform
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Due to its limited usage, Fairfield station has few amenities: there is little more here than a shelter on each of the platforms. There is no ticket office and no ticket machines. Each platform has its own entrance off Booth Road, and both entrances have steps - the station has no step-free access at all. Trains to Manchester call at platform 1, and trains to Rose Hill Marple at platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Fairfield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Fairfield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Rose Hill MarpleNorthern12:522Late
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern13:351On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern14:351On time
to Rose Hill MarpleNorthern14:482On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern15:351On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern12:522Late
from Rose Hill MarpleNorthern13:351On time
from Rose Hill MarpleNorthern14:351On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern14:482On time
from Rose Hill MarpleNorthern15:351On time
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