Deansgate (or Manchester
Deansgate) is a railway station in
Manchester city centre, England.
It is 1 km
(¾ of a mile) west of Manchester Piccadilly in the Castlefield area, at the junction of Deansgate and Whitworth
linked to G-mex
Metrolink station and the Manchester Central Complex (previously
G-Mex) by a footbridge built in 1985, while Deansgate Locks, the Great
Northern Warehouse and the Museum of Science and Industry in
Manchester are nearby.
platforms are elevated, reached by lift or stairs, or by the
walkway from Mancester
The ticket office, staffed full time, is
between street and platform levels.
It is on the Manchester-Preston
and the Liverpool
to Manchester Line
, both heavily used by commuters.
to Manchester are credited in station usage statistics to Manchester
Piccadilly if the exact destination station is not specified,
actual usage is not reflected in these statistics.
It was opened as Knott Mill on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester,
South Junction and Altrincham Railway
(MSJAR), with wooden
buildings. In 1884 Manchester Corporation approached the MSJAR
about the station as it was an "eyesore and nuisance". Several
improvement plans were drawn up but it was not until 1891 that an
Act was obtained to reconstruct the station and acquire the
necessary land. The rebuilding was completed in 1896 and this date
appears on a shield motif over the entrance. The station become
Knott Mill & Deansgate around 1900 and Deansgate in 1971. Today
it is sometimes known as Manchester Deansgate, and on many station
information boards it is Deansgate G-Mex.
regular trains eastbound to Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly.
trains continue towards , and .
Westbound there are regular trains to , and .