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Northern services resume at Salford Central station

Northern services have resumed at Salford Central following a £7.3 million overhaul of the station by Network Rail.

The station, which serves more than one million Northern customers every year, has been closed for six months for upgrade work including raising the platform heights, new and extended roof canopies, railway track and signalling systems.

The work was an important step to making rail travel accessible for all in Greater Manchester.


In May, Northern’s new summer timetable came into effect and all customers planning to use Salford Central, especially those that made regular journeys on the same train times, are advised to use the ‘Check My Timetable’ feature on the Northern website for details of the services in operation.

There are now 317 services calling at Salford Central every day (Monday to Friday), 327 on a Saturday and 185 on a Sunday.

Craig Harrop, regional director for Northern, said: “Salford Central has been serving the people of Salford and Manchester for 184 years.

“The works carried out by Network Rail were much-needed and will make a real difference to the customer experience and ensure the station can now continue to serve the local community for many more generations to come.”

A second phase of work, which will be delivered in 2024, will improve additional customer areas from the street level entrance to the platform – including new platform furniture and customer information screens.

Photo credit: Northern

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