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Trains to Irlam

Rail first arrived in Irlam in 1873, but the station was resited in 1893 to accommodate the new Manchester Ship Canal. After lying derelict for nearly a quarter of a century, the station building underwent extensive renovation and reopened as a railway-themed cafe in 2015. Although the station sees a high footfall of some 250,000 passengers per annum, it remains unstaffed. Irlam itself is a Manchester commuter town about eight miles west of the city – trains reach Manchester Oxford Road in about 20 minutes, and also run west to Liverpool Lime Street. Today the area is mostly residential, but in the past the town enjoyed a profitable steel industry, with The Partington Steel and Iron Company opening their first works here in 1910. Surprisingly, there is agriculture here too: much of the town sits on a reclaimed peat bog, and moss land still exists to the north, supporting what is the largest farming community in Greater Manchester.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance to Irlam station is impossible to miss, thanks to the pristine condition of the renovated station buildings. The car park entrance leads directly onto platform 1 (towards Manchester) with a subway connecting to platform 2 (towards Liverpool). You can also access platform 2 directly – and step-free – via footpaths off Liverpool Road, but this requires a long walk from the station car park. The station currently has no ticket buying facilities.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
  • 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 : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 16

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes : Services towards Manchester : Level access from the car park onto the platform. Services towards Liverpool : From entrance onto Manchester platform, turn left and down 26 steps, through an underpass (28 paces) and up 28 steps onto the platform. Or, from Liverpool Road opposite Excalibur Way along a path to the underpass, up 28 steps onto the platform.
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Irlam


Station Road, IRLAM, Greater Manchester, M44 5AB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours