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Gateway centres

These centres provide a way to access city council and primary care trust services throughout the city. Find out more about the Eccles, PendletonSwinton and Walkden centres.

Directions to Salford Civic Centre, Swinton

Salford Civic Centre is on Chorley Road (A6) in the centre of Swinton at its junction with Partington Lane (B5231), approximately a quarter of a mile north of the East Lancashire Road (A580) in north west Greater Manchester.

The city council encourages sustainable travel to its sites and is well connected by public transport and other sustainable travel choices.

Public transport in Greater Manchester

Up to date public transport service information for Greater Manchester is available on the Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) website or by calling 0871 200 2233 between 7.00am and 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.00am and 8.00pm at weekends and bank holidays.

Other public transport links are provided in the 'see also' area of this page.


Council offices on and around Chorley Road in Swinton are well served by public transport. During working hours bus numbers 36, 37 and 38 operating between Bolton and Manchester every ten minutes, proving links between Swinton and Little Hulton, Walkden and Salford University.

Other services that operate between Manchester and Swinton are the 32, this is the fastest route but stops on the East Lancs and so requires a ten minute walk up Partington Lane to the Civic Centre. You can also take the 12, 25, 26 and 37.

The 22 service (between Stockport and Eccles) runs about every half an hour. See below for timetable information.


Swinton Railway Station is a short walk away and provides direct services twice an hour to Wigan, Walkden, Salford, Manchester and Rochdale, plus destinations further afield. For more information on rail travel within the north west, visit Traveline.

Getting to the Civic Centre by cycling or walking

Help on planning your cycling journey is available via Greater Manchester Cycle Map 10 and online journey planners are also available on the TFGM website.

Short stay cycle parking at the civic campus is available between Unity House and the Civic Centre reception. Longer term, covered cycle parking is available at the rear of Unity House and the rear of the Civic Centre in the 'service area'.

If walking is an option for your visit, you may find useful. This is an online walking journey planner that suggests suitable routes and gives an indication of time required, distance, CO2 saved and calories burnt.

Electric vehicles

Parking for electric vehicles is available on the Civic Centre visitors car park. Two fast chargers (7.0kw) are available, with free parking up to four hours. The charge posts are part of the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) scheme.

Getting to the Civic Centre from the M60 Manchester Orbital

If you are driving to the Civic Centre via the M60 motorway, eastbound (clockwise) traffic should exit at junction 13 (Worsley) and follow the A572 towards Swinton. Westbound (anti-clockwise) traffic should leave at junction 16 (Swinton) and turn left onto the A666.

Please note: there is no eastbound/clockwise exit on the M60 at junction 14, 15, and 16. Also there is no westbound/anti-clockwise exit on the M60 at junction 14 and 15.

A visitor's car park is available at the front of Unity House; all visitors must obtain a ticket as soon as they arrive and display this in their windscreen.

This page was last updated on 17 September 2015

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