Please be aware that Salford Test Centre has now closed. Please click here to see other test centres around Greater Manchester.

Salford (Fire Station)

Looking to take your practical test in Salford? Salford test centre is now closed, but don’t worry—there are other nearby centres to head to. If you’re not familiar with the centre yet, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve got the full lowdown here. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Salford.


Liverpool Street Ordsall Salford Greater Manchester M5 4LT

Tests Offered at Salford

  • Car


Park on Blucher Street alongside the Fire Station facing towards Liverpool Street


There are no customer toilet facilities at this centre

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0777 5822158

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Resting between Salford and the centre of Manchester, Salford test centre is ideally located for learner drivers who live in Salford or the outskirts of Manchester. If you're heading to Salford test centre, you can use these directions. If Sallford still isn't up and running, your closest alternative is Cheetham Hill—you can find directions here

A Bit More About Salford

Salford test centre is ideally located in the Salford area to provide a nice mix of road types and conditions—resting in the vicinity of a small residential area, the busy A5063 and the dreaded Regent Road. This variety ensures that examiners can truly test how competent learners are. For more general information about Salford itself, follow these links...

Salford Test Route

You won’t be able to find Salford’s test route, as the DVSA stopped publishing routes to prevent learners from practicing before exams. But don’t worry; most test routes incorporate the same kinds of difficult areas that examiners like to test candidates on. You’ll be expected, for example, to have an extensive knowledge of lane discipline and MSM routines to tackle fast-paced and residential areas. And, odds are, if you've taken a driving course with a local instructor, they'll have introduced you to most of the roads that will feature on your test route. 

Looking for somthing more specific? Take a look at videos of Salford test routes on YouTube. 

Salford Test Pass Rates

If you’re a fan of statistics, you might find it interesting to know that the national average pass rate currently stands at 45.8%. Want something more specific? That’s fine—we’ve compiled driving test pass rates by area. If that’s not specific enough for you, we’ve got Salford’s pass rates from the last five years below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
37.8% 35.4% 34.2% 38.0% -

While you might not feel too inspired by Salford test centre’s pass rates, you should remember that it’s not all down to the specific numbers. As long as you pay attention to your instructor and try as hard as you can, it will pay off. 

What If I Can't Go To Salford?

Whether it’s due to the temporary closure or just personal preference, Salford test centre isn’t the only centre available in Greater Manchester. If you don’t want to go to Salford, the nearest alternate test centre is Cheetham Hill.

What To Expect On The Day

Once you’ve completed your lessons or course, you’ll finally be set to take your practical test. Relax—you should be more than prepared for whatever comes up on your test. All that’s left for you to do on the day is get to your chosen centre 10 minutes early, with your provisional licence. The test will then follow this format: 

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Upon getting back to Salford test centre, you’ll be told your results. Regardless of the outcome, you'll be taken through a feedback sheet which will list any faults you made during the practical. If you're successful, you'll get your test pass certificate and have your new licence sent off for. 

But What If I Fail?

Many students fail their practical test—it’s very common. The important thing to remember is that it’s only a temporary setback. When you fail, your examiner will give you feedback—this will help you when you retake your test. PassMeFast can get you booked in for another test ASAP. And, if you need it, we even offer refresher courses to learners looking for a confidence boost. Interested? Give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us via our website to get booked in today.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Unlike other traditional driving schools, PassMeFast offers intensive courses where you can learn to drive in a matter of days. This can be more beneficial than lessons that are spread out over month, as you’re constantly building up your knowledge instead of refreshing what you’ve covered in previous lessons. 

Book a course with PassMeFast and you could join the ranks of our favourite pass photos! Take a look at our course prices and call us on 0333 123 4949 to get started. Alternatively, book a course online yourself.