Salford Crescent railway station
|for University of Salford|
Salford Crescent station in 2010
|Local authority||City of Salford|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Key dates||Opened May 1987|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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 some services to Barrow-in-Furness and to & Windermere. Both First TransPennine and Northern operate to Blackpool North and Preston.
Connecting bus routes
Salford Crescent is served by Stagecoach Manchester's service 50, a cross-city bus service between East Didsbury and MediaCityUK. 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.
In 2007, Network Rail recognised that Salford Crescent could not cope with existing passenger levels, leading to platform overcrowding. 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. The works were completed in October 2013 and officially opened by Mayor of Salford Ian Stewart.
- Friends of Walkden Station - Signal Box history FOWS website article; Retrieved 2009-04-29
- "Stagecoach Bus - CityConnect-50". Stagecoach Manchester. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
- Network Rail North West RUS Network Rail website; retrieved 2009-04-29
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
TransPennine North West
Ribble Valley Line
Mid-Cheshire Line or
Hazel Grove/Stockport/Chester/Manchester Airport/Manchester Piccadilly-Southport
Manchester Oxford Road
Line open, station closed
|Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway||Windsor Bridge, Pendleton
Line open, station closed