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Transport in Salford

Salford is well connected to Manchester and the city region via public transport and road networks. Greater Manchester's tram system - Metrolink - runs through Salford Quays to Eccles and a new spur opened last year to MediaCityUK. Salford is served by a total of nine rail stations, including two main stations at Salford Crescent and Salford Central, and with excellent connections to the region's mainline station at Manchester Piccadilly.

The City Council is working with Network Rail to deliver a range of rail improvements, including the redevelopment of Salford Crescent Station by April 2014, and also the provision of a new rail viaduct (known as the Ordsall Chord) by winter 2016. Network Rail is also carrying out rail electrification along the Liverpool line through Eccles, which will enable an increased frequency of services for Eccles Station. This work is planned for completion in winter 2013. In addition, planned electrification works to the Bolton line are expected to be complete by winter 2016.

Salford is also in the process of developing a Guided Busway / Cross City bus route, connecting Leigh, Salford and Manchester. The Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority, which is now Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) approved the package of advanced works for the Leigh, Salford and Manchester Busway on 21 May 2010. There will be six buses per hour on the route when it is completed (average frequency every ten minutes). Work is planned to commence in 2012, and the new services should be operational by winter 2014.  Additionally, the City Council jointly with Salford University and TfGM have recently established a shuttle bus service between Salford Crescent Station and MediaCityUK and Salford Quays, via Pendleton and Langworthy.

As part of the National Cycle Routes and Regional Cycle Routes, Salford now has a number of cycle routes suitable for commuting including:

The city council is also working with TfGM, to provide a substantial Cycle Centre facility at Salford Quays, providing secure cycle storage, lockers, shower and changing facilities and cycle maintenance services.

Access to key facilities and services in Salford is generally good with 99.9% of residents being able to access key employment sites within 20 minutes by walking or the use of public transport, 93.22% able to access major retail centres within 15 minutes and 99.25% of residents able to access General Practitioner (GP) services within 15 minutes.

There are areas within the city where car ownership is particularly low in comparison with other areas of the city, including the areas of Little Hulton, East Salford, Claremont and Weaste and Ordsall and Langworthy.

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This page was last updated on 27 April 2012

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