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Location and connectivity

Salford’s great location next to Manchester, at the heart of the North West, is supported by excellent transport connections to major cities across the UK and Europe.

We’re just two hours to London by rail from nearby Manchester Piccadilly, a short drive to Manchester Airport and we also have our very own small airport, City Airport (Barton).

There’s easy access to major motorways and we have good road, tram, bus and rail links, helping Greater Manchester’s population of 2.8million people to travel around the region quickly and easily.

The Greater Manchester Bee Network Plan will further improve these connections and encourage active travel. The vision is to create an integrated London-style transport system which will join together buses, trams, rail as well as cycling and walking. This includes developing the UK’s largest cycling and walking network.

Port Salford will be the UK’s first tri-modal inland waterway port being served by ship, rail, and road. This ground-breaking development is to include an inland port, rail link, container terminal facility and logistics floor space. It will support 16 trains a day and will have good rail access to the Port of Liverpool and the West Coast Main Line north and south. 

When it comes to digital connectivity, MediaCity has been named the first ‘connected neighbourhood’ in Europe, and only the second in the world. This means ultra-fast internet speeds and best-in-class internet throughout all indoor and outdoor spaces.

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