Salford Crescent railway station

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Salford Crescent National Rail
for University of Salford
Salford Crescent
Salford Crescent station in 2010
Location
Place Salford
Local authority City of Salford
Grid reference SJ818988
Operations
Station code SLD
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.583 million
2005/06 Increase 0.671 million
2006/07 Increase 0.830 million
2007/08 Increase 0.876 million
2008/09 Increase 1.331 million
2009/10 Increase 1.374 million
2010/11 Increase 1.423 million
2011/12 Increase 1.548 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.141 million
2013/14 Decrease 1.077 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened May 1987 (May 1987)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Salford Crescent from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Salford Crescent railway station in Salford, Greater Manchester, England opened in 1987.

The station is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Salford Central, 1.75 miles (2.82 km) west of Manchester Victoria and 2.25 miles (3.62 km) west of Manchester Piccadilly. It consists of a single island platform with a ticket office and waiting room.

The station is near the University of Salford, between the Peel Park and Frederick Road Campus.

Salford Crescent is the point of a split in the Manchester-Preston Line, with local services running on to Manchester Victoria and long-distance services going to Manchester Piccadilly, and is also part of the line between Manchester and Southport, frequently being used as an interchange between the two lines. Manchester North signalling centre is at the station.[1]

Services[edit]

Eastbound: frequent services operate to Manchester Piccadilly, mostly continuing to either Manchester Airport or Hazel Grove and to Manchester Victoria, with certain services extending to either Stalybridge or Rochdale.

Westbound: Northern Rail services operate to Bolton, Clitheroe, Wigan Wallgate (via Atherton as well as via Bolton), Kirkby and Southport, whilst First TransPennine Express operate a limited service to Barrow-in-Furness and to & Windermere. Both First TransPennine and Northern operate to Blackpool North.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Salford Crescent is served by Stagecoach Manchester's service 50, a cross-city bus service between East Didsbury and MediaCityUK.[2] Services 8, 31, 36, 37, 67 and 100 also stop outside the station and run to Manchester, terminating at either Piccadilly Gardens or Shudehill Interchange. Services also head towards Bolton, Eccles, Swinton, Trafford Centre, Warrington and Farnworth.[3]

Improvements[edit]

In 2007, Network Rail recognised that Salford Crescent could not cope with existing passenger levels, leading to platform overcrowding.[4] It suggested expansion of the station with extra platforms, greater use of it as an interchange and use as a terminus for services from east of Manchester. It also raised the possibility of relocating the station.

In 2012, improvement work started at the station, including platform extensions, a new rain canopy and the relocation of the ticket office to street level.[5] The works were completed in October 2013 and officially opened by Mayor of Salford Ian Stewart.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Friends of Walkden Station - Signal Box history FOWS website article; Retrieved 2009-04-29
  2. ^ "Stagecoach Bus - CityConnect-50". Stagecoach Manchester. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Network Rail North West RUS Network Rail website; retrieved 2009-04-29
  5. ^ http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1591241_12m-upgrade-starts-on-overcrowded-salford-crescent-station

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Deansgate   TransPennine Express
TransPennine North West
  Bolton
Salford Central or
Deansgate
  Northern Rail
Manchester-Preston Line
  Clifton
Bolton on Sundays
Salford Central   Northern Rail
Ribble Valley Line
  Bolton
Salford Central   Northern Rail
Manchester-Wigan Wallgate
  Kearsley
Salford Central   Northern Rail
Manchester-Southport Line
  Swinton
Hindley on Sundays
Salford Central   Northern Rail
Manchester-Kirkby
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Swinton
Salford Lines (Past, present and future)
To Wigan
To Bolton
Little Hulton
To Wigan
Ellenbrook; Walkden Low Level
Walkden High Level
To Warrington
Moorside; To Bolton
Barton Moss; Worsley
Swinton; Dixon Fold
Patricroft; Monton Green
Pendlebury; To Bury
Irlams-o'-th'-Height
Eccles; Eccles
Clifton Junction
Ladywell
Agecroft Bridge
Weaste; Weaste
Brindle Heath Jct; Agecroft Jct
Langworthy; Seedley
Pendleton Bridge
MediaCityUK; Broadway
Cross Lane; Pendleton
Harbour City
Salford Crescent
Anchorage
Salford Docks
Salford Quays
Windsor Link
Exchange Quay
Ordsall Lane; Oldfield Road
To Manchester (Metrolink)
Ordsall Chord(proposed)
To Manchester (Deansgate)
Salford Central
To Manchester (Victoria)

Coordinates: 53°29′11″N 2°16′33″W / 53.48639°N 2.27583°W / 53.48639; -2.27583