FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station
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FRECCLES - Friends of Eccles Station


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Additional Train to Manchester from Monday 16th December

From Monday 16th December an additional train to Manchester Victoria and Leeds will call at Eccles at 8.08 a.m. on Mondays to Fridays. This will provide an alternative to the over-crowded 8.14 Piccadilly service for commuters to Manchester.

On Saturdays from 21st December there will be an additional train to Manchester Victoria and Leeds at 7.08 a.m.

FRECCLES welcomes these extra trains for Eccles, but is still campaigning for 2 trains per hour in each direction throughout the day.


New murals at Eccles Station

Art and design students from Pendleton centre, Salford City College, worked with Freccles in 2018-9 to replenish the artwork on the Liverpool platform. We asked them to show the town as they see it - they've done a fantastic job. We have preserved the old banner (also by the college art and design students) in one of the new panels.

Pendleton students at the opening

Details and images of all the new panels can be found here.


Recent Train Performance

Want to know how well or badly the trains at Eccles ran last week ? The following links take you to reports on the excellent Recent Train Times website. You can vary the selection criteria and what results are displayed to your own convenience.

Mon - Fri : Eccles to Manchester Piccadilly - last 4 weeks

Mon - Fri : Eccles to Manchester Victoria - last 4 weeks

Mon - Fri : Manchester Piccadilly to Eccles - last 4 weeks

Mon - Fri : Manchester Victoria to Eccles - last 4 weeks

Sun : Eccles to Manchester Piccadilly - last 4 Sundays

Sun : Manchester Piccadilly to Eccles - last 4 Sundays


March 2019 - New planters at Eccles Station

New planters, funded by a grant from the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, have been installed on the Liverpool platform.

New planters March 2019

Who are FRECCLES ?

FRECCLES was established on 15th September 2005, the 175th anniversary of the opening of the world's first main line passenger railway between Manchester and Liverpool through Eccles on 15th September 1830. Working in partnership with ACoRP, TfGM, Salford City Council, Northern Rail and Network Rail, we aim to improve the environment and passenger services at Eccles Station and the immediate surrounding area and to put the station back into the heart of the community.

Now in its twelfth year, FRECCLES can claim to be well on the way to achieving many of these objectives. Certainly we have the strong support of all the above organisations, which recognise the work we have carried out to transform the appearance of the station. This recognition has been accompanied by significant funding which has heped us, for example, in our gardening work. However, we still lack a frequent train service - surely the most important facility one would hope to find at a railway station - and one which our many supporters in the local community expect us to correct at a stroke !

Freccles has a membership of around 40 and at least half of these are very active, being members of at least one of our subgroups - Service Development, Gardening, Heritage, Publicity and Funding. Some of these groups have separate sections on this website where you can find out more about their work. If you would like to join us, or to find out more about FRECCLES, you can contact us by email at info@freccles.org.uk or visit the Freccles page on Facebook.