Bus replacements tomorrow (Sunday 5th) to/from Walkden

February 4, 2017

Please be aware that trains to/from Walkden are replaced by buses tomorrow Sunday 5th February.

The buses are hourly but leave at different times to the trains. They are also slower and don’t carry pushchairs or bikes.

For full details please see nationalrail.co.uk


AGM date announced: March 15

January 28, 2017

We are pleased to confirm our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm in the Walkden Gateway Centre.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the station and improving its facilities.

Watch this space for details of our guest speaker.


FoWS respond to Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework consultation

January 15, 2017

Our response to Greater Manchester’s “Spatial Framework” development consultation consultation explains what we believe are the crucial considerations for mid to long-term public transport in our busy and rapidly growing area.

Our ultimate strategy is to see Walkden operating as a transport hub for north-west Salford with light-rail, bus, tram, and cycle facilities incorporated in an integrated exchange.


Next meeting – Weds 18th Jan

January 14, 2017

The next FoWS meeting will be held this Wednesday 18th Jan at 7.30pm in Walkden Legion Club.

Our meetings are open to all members of the public with an interest in our work or the station, so please feel free to come along

The agenda can be downloaded here


Timetable changes start tomorrow

December 10, 2016

Northern’s Winter Timetable comes into effect tomorrow (Sunday 11th Dec)

The booklet has a new look but – at first glance – changes to train times are minimal

However, we haven’t checked all times and your usual train may have been moved … please check before travelling:




Northern’s new “Travel Safe” team

December 10, 2016

Northern have introduced a 55-strong “Travel Safe” team to augment existing on board staff.

The team will be based in Newcastle, Preston, Bradford and Manchester, and support everyday network activity, late night services, special events and sporting fixtures.

All team members will be accredited under the British Transport Police’s nationally recognised Rail Safety Accreditation Scheme (RSAS).

See Northern’s electronic newsletter for more details


A chance to have your say on improving Northern’s services

December 10, 2016

Northern are running a series of workshops early next year to gather customers’ ideas on how to improve their service.

So, whether it’s wifi, better connections, or whatever would make a real difference to you, if you’ve got opinions to share why not sign up on Northern’s website