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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).

Departures and arrivals from Salford Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Salford Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SouthportNorthern05:40On time
to SouthportNorthern05:57On time
to SouthportNorthern06:18On time
to SouthportNorthern06:32On time
to SouthportNorthern06:40On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern05:40On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern05:57On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:18On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:31On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern06:39On time
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