CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Salford Central

Salford Central station is located within a rapidly developing commercial and residential area.

The station dates from 1843 and is one of the oldest in Greater Manchester. It recently benefitted from the first phase of a redevelopment and modernisation and was provided with a much improved entrance area and lift access to the two platforms.

Address Salford Central Station, New Bailey Street, Salford, Greater Manchester M3 5ET

Grid Reference

SJ 831 984 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Staffed Station (booking office open Monday to Saturdays 0625 – 1940, providing national rail information and tickets and other public transport information).
  • Seating on platforms
  • Customer Information Screens
  • Public Address System
  • CCTV

There is step-free access to the whole station with ramped access to platforms and ticket office.  Lifts are also available.


Other Information

  • Outside the station bus stops provide access to the many routes which enter the city over the nearby Irwell bridge. These include the FREE Metroshuttle Route 3 which links to Spinningfields, St.Peter’s Square, Piccadilly station and many other shopping and entertainment locations.  Click here for bus timetables.
  • The massive Spinningfields development is nearby. The development includes extensive and impressive new office buildings, restaurants and high quality shops.
  • Amongst the new buildings is the 16 storey Civil Justice Centre which for reasons obvious to those who see it has the nickname “The Filing Cabinet”
  • Adjacent to the Civil Justice Centre is the recently expanded (due to reopen in February 2010) Peoples History Museum.  Click here for more detail.
  • The station is just a short walk to Deansgate with it’s many shops and restaurants, and the superbly renovated and extended John Rylands Library.  Click here for more detail.
  • Also just a short walk away is the Castlefield area which contains many attractions including the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and the canals area where there is a great variety of bars and restaurants.  Click here for more detail about MOSI.
  • Manchester Town Hall is also easily reached from the station by foot.  Click here for more detail.

Location

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