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Congleton Train Station


Congleton Station
Park Lane
CW12 3DE
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 13:40 Saturday: 07:30 to 13:40 Sunday: No
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stop at the top of the station approach road.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Congleton Station customer services


Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Sunday: 07:00 to 22:00
Lost property contact details


Telephone: 08002006060

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are not available.
Toilets Toilets are not available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are not available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information A helpline is available. Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560


Customer help points Customer help points are available.

Platforms 1&2

Staff help Staff help is available.
Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 13:40 Saturday: 07:30 to 13:40 Sunday: No
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.

Ticket office staff make every effort to assist disabled passengers with tickets and information.

Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Partial Station
  • Category B Station
  • Scooter Friendly Station

separate level access from station front to Manchester platform and ticket office and from path to Stoke platform. A stepped footbridge links both platforms.

To find our more about travelling around this station, please see the 360 map click here

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is not available.
Disabled parking

No designated area is provided. The station front may be used for set down purposes.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are not available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Station Car Park
Operator Northern
Spaces 35
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details 0800 200 6060
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Busline 0871 200 2233

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Racks, Stands
Spaces 17
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Next to car park

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Congleton railway station has been serving the town of Congleton in Cheshire since it opened in 1848 and is part of the West Coast Main Line. The train station has been connected to local industry throughout its history, as well as offering many passenger services.

North Staffordshire first announced plans for a train station in Congleton in 1845, and the station opened a few years later as part of the Stafford-Manchester line. However, the original plans saw Congleton as a terminus of a line from Congleton to Colwich via Stoke-on-Trent, known as the Pottery Line. This line never came into existence, but Congleton station opened all the same. In 1930, a third platform was added to the station by Nestle’s Anglo Condensed Milk Company as a means of transporting the milk that was vital to the local economy of Congleton.

In 1966, Congleton railway station was rebuilt to accommodate the needs of a modern station and to refurbish facilities for passengers. The station buildings were demolished and rebuilt, the level crossing was removed, and the signal box was knocked down. Congleton has historically been known as one of the best-kept stations on the Stoke to Manchester mainline, thanks to the staff who maintain it and Congleton In Bloom, who managed it for a time.

Congleton train station operates services all around the UK, with both Northern and CrossCountry services. Popular routes on CrossCountry include Manchester to Congleton, Stoke-on-Trent to Congleton, Birmingham to Congleton, and Stockport to Congleton.

At Congleton train station, facilities include free Public Wi-Fi, ticket machines, a ticket office, lost property, CCTV, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24/7.

Things to do in Congleton

Whether you’re local to the Congleton area and looking for new ways to spend your weekends, or a visitor coming for a long weekend in Cheshire, there are plenty of ways to spend your day in Congleton. Including heritage, shopping, gastronomy, and nature; check out our suggestions of things to do in Congleton.

If you love to learn a little bit about the area you’re visiting, the Congleton Museum has to be the first stop on your trip. With a focus on local archaeology, including exceptional exhibitions on the Congleton Hoards and the Priesty Hoards. There are some truly inspiring stories of Cheshire’s heritage to uncover at the museum, making it a great way to learn about local history. With history walks also organised by the museum, there are plenty of ways to engage with Congleton and its fascinating past.

For a particularly special day of shopping, why not check out the Victoria Mill Antiques & Collectors Centre? With floors and floors of collectable antiques to explore, you’re sure to find a hidden treasure at Victoria Mill. With a café to enjoy a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, this is the perfect place for a quiet morning out. Situated less than a mile from Congleton train station, you can easily reach this antique centre by bus or on foot.

If you’re looking for a day out in nature to take in the stunning scenery, nowhere could be a more fitting destination than Astbury Mere Country Park. Located a couple of miles away from the train station, it is a bit further afield, so might better suit visitors who are staying for the weekend or longer. All based on a former sand-quarry site, this expansive country park is ideal for a long walk, a bit of wildlife spotting, or even for water sports on the lake! With a coffee shop on site for warming up on winter days or having a bite to eat after a tiring activity, Astbury Mere is a fantastic place to spend the day. Showcasing how spectacularly industrial sites can be reclaimed into a natural landscape, this is a truly special place to go.

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