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Salford Crescent train station is located near the University of Salford, in Greater Manchester. It's also the nearest station for the regenerated waterfront area of MediaCityUK, where the BBC calls home and ITV films Coronation Street.

Those wanting more than TV, though, will also enjoy the Lowry Outlet Mall and many other big-name shops. With over a million passengers passing through a year, the station underwent a £12 million upgrade in 2012, with the ticket office now straddling University Road West, opening up the two platforms, and the accessible footbridge added to link the ticket office and platforms. The station, two miles west of the much larger Manchester Piccadilly on the Manchester to Preston Line, operates a regular service to Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria from platform 1, and out to Blackpool, Southport and Clitheroe from platform 2.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 21:45
Saturday 06:30 - 21:45
Sunday 09:10 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notes<p>Booking Hall </p>
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During staffed hours
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
The station is accessed from the main road ( A6,THE CRESCENT) and the corner of University Road
There is a lift available at the end of the overbridge (facing the steps of which there is 36 down onto the platform)
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Trains to Salford Crescent station

Salford Crescent train station is mainly served by Northern trains, which connect Blackpool North to Salford Crescent in 1h 12m, Hazel Grove to Salford Crescent in 37m and Alderley Edge to Salford Crescent in 40m.

Need more information on how to get to Salford Crescent by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Salford Crescent.

Salford Crescent train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Salford Crescent station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Salford Crescent railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Salford Crescent.

Salford Crescent train station is near the University of Salford, between the Peel Park and Frederick Road Campus. A footbridge, which runs the width of the station has both lifts and steps and connects the ticket office and both platforms on the station's single island. Both recently extended platforms have canopies and seating, and there's plenty of cycle storage outside the ticket office.

Salford Crescent train station parking

Salford Crescent train station doesn't have its own car park. If you're getting to the station by car and you need to leave it before taking the train, you can use one of the car parks nearby, such as Allerton Car Park, which is only a few minutes away.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Salford Crescent station open?

Salford Crescent station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Salford Crescent station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Salford Crescent station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Salford Crescent.

Are there toilets at Salford Crescent station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Salford Crescent station.

Are dogs allowed at Salford Crescent station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Salford Crescent station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Salford Crescent

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Salford Crescent station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Wigan North WesternNorthern19:012On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern19:061On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern19:102On time
to Blackpool NorthNorthern19:141On time
to Alderley EdgeNorthern19:221On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern19:012On time
from Blackpool NorthNorthern19:051On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern19:102On time
from Manchester VictoriaNorthern19:111On time
from SouthportNorthern19:211On time
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