Dane Road Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Dane Road
Metrolink
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Dane Road Metrolink station in 2010
Dane Road is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Dane Road
Dane Road
Location of Dane Road in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Sale
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°25′49″N 2°18′41″W / 53.4304°N 2.3113°W / 53.4304; -2.3113Coordinates: 53°25′49″N 2°18′41″W / 53.4304°N 2.3113°W / 53.4304; -2.3113
Grid reference SJ793926
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone F
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
History
Opened 20 July 1931
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
Former name Dane Road (Sale)
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Dane Road Metrolink station is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's Metrolink light rail system. It is located on Dane Road in northern Sale, Greater Manchester, England. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

History[edit]

Dane Road railway station in 1988

The station originally opened on 20 July 1931 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR). Referred to as Dane Road (Sale) on early tickets, timetables etc..[citation needed] Operated as a four-platform station from opening until 1963. Closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991. Reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

Services[edit]

Dane Road is located on the Altrincham Line with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Manchester Piccadilly or Bury, whilst usually during evening and Sundays journeys run to Piccadilly only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[1] However, due to the current reconstruction at Victoria, all Sunday services are running to Bury, with a change at St Peter's Square necessary to reach Piccadilly.

Service Pattern[edit]

  • 10 tph to Altrincham
  • 5 tph to Piccadilly
  • 5 tph to Bury

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Dane Road station is not served by any bus service with the nearest service being Finglands/Stagecoach Manchester service 99, which stop further along Dane Road and runs to Sale and to Manchester via Northenden.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Dane Road". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly