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Trains to Salford Central

Salford Central station is a short distance across the River Irwell from Manchester city centre, and mostly provides train services to and from Manchester Victoria, Rochdale and Wigan Wallgate. The station dates back to 1838 and was originally known as simply Salford – it took on its new name following the completion of Salford Crescent station in 1988. Platforms three and four have been disused since the early 1990s. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Salford was a booming factory town with a thriving cotton and silk industry. At that time Salford Docks was a key dockyard of the Manchester Ship Canal, but today the area has undergone a substantial regeneration program, and is now dominated by the likes of the University of Salford and MediaCityUK – home to many BBC programmes. Manchester city centre is only a short bus ride away on the free No. 3 Metroshuttle, which you can catch on New Bailey Street outside the station.

Station details & facilities

Salford Central has three entrances from New Bridge Street, with steps and a ramp up to the concourse. On the concourse you’ll find a ticket counter, accessible toilets and lifts to platform level. The platforms can also be accessed via two ramps – the one on the right leads to platform 1 (towards Manchester), and the one on the left to platform 2 (towards Preston, Clitheroe and Wigan).

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:25 - 19:35
    Saturday 06:25 - 19:35
    Sunday Closed
  • 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 : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Ramped access to platforms and ticket office.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Salford Central


New Bailey Street, SALFORD, Greater Manchester, M3 5ET
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:25 - 19:35
Saturday 06:25 - 19:35
Sunday Closed

Useful links when visiting Salford Central by train