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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 :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayClosed

Luggage

  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125

Facilities

  • Telephones type : Coins and cards

CCTV

  • CCTV :

WiFi

Parking

  • 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 spaces : 0
  • Cycle storage CCTV :

Accessibility

  • 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 :
  • Induction Loop :
Trains to Irlam

Address

Station Road, IRLAM, Greater Manchester, M44 5AB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
EverydayClosed
Tweets
17:11

Irlam

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

17:37

Irlam

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

17:44

Irlam

Northern

Plat. 1

17:47

17:51

Irlam

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 2

On time

18:04

Irlam

Northern

On time

18:16

Irlam

Northern

On time

18:36

Irlam

Northern

On time

18:44

Irlam

Northern

On time

19:04

Irlam

Northern

On time

17:11

Manchester Oxford Road

Northern

Plat. 1

17:13

17:37

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

17:44

Manchester Oxford Road

Northern

Plat. 1

17:47

17:52

Liverpool Lime Street

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 2

On time

18:05

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

On time

18:16

Manchester Oxford Road

Northern

On time

18:37

Liverpool Lime Street

Northern

On time

18:45

Manchester Oxford Road

Northern

On time

19:05

Warrington Central

Northern

On time

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