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Trains to Salford Crescent

In Greater Manchester and a mile west of Salford's heart is the University of Salford, and Salford Crescent is the university's very own train station. 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

Salford Crescent station is from the access road above University West Road or via a footpath which leads directly from the University of Salford, 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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 21:45
    Saturday 06:30 - 21:45
    Sunday 09:10 - 16:00
  • 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
  • Staff Help Notes : During staffed hours
  • Customer help points : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Booking Hall 

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

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


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Salford Crescent


University Road West, SALFORD, Greater Manchester, M5 4BR
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 21:45
Saturday 06:30 - 21:45
Sunday 09:10 - 16:00

Useful links when visiting Salford Crescent by train