Sustainable Travel > Train

The University benefits from excellent rail links as Salford Crescent station is located between the Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses.

Due to the convenience, many staff and students travel to the University by train from across the region.

Services to Manchester central stations are very frequent and take less than 10 minutes, passengers can then connect to services across the country.

There are also direct services to local destinations such as Bolton, Preston, Blackburn, Wigan, Blackpool as well as Manchester Airport.

Northern Rail Corporate Season Ticket Scheme

The University operates a new season ticket loan scheme for staff in conjunction with Northern Rail. The scheme offers an easy and affordable way to save money on rail travel with the full cost of the ticket being recovered through salary payments over a period of up to 9 months.

For more information and how to apply click here.


Save 1/3 off rail travel with a 16-25 railcard

Although there is a minimum fare of £12 if used before 10am, a 16-25 Railcard can save you money if you attend uni after this time or on weekend trips home.

The railcard costs £28 and it'll save you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.

That works out at £2.33 a month and you could make back what you've spent in just a couple of trips.

You're eligible if you're aged between 16-25, or over the age of 26 and in full-time education.

Click here for full information


Rail Resources

Salford Crescent departure board

See when your next train is leaving
Transport Direct Easy to use journey planner for all transport modes
National Rail Journey planner for rail journeys with fare information
Traveline North West Multi-modal journey planner for the North West region
Northern Rail Train operator serving destinations across the north from Salford Crescent
First TransPennine Train operator serving across the UK from Salford Crescent
Virgin Trains Intercity train operator with services available at Manchester Piccadilly
16-25 Railcard Save a 1/3 on rail fares