Sale Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Sale
Metrolink
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Sale is one of the network’s converted heavy-rail stations
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Sale
Sale
Location of Sale in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Sale
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°25′28″N 2°19′08″W / 53.4244°N 2.3190°W / 53.4244; -2.3190Coordinates: 53°25′28″N 2°19′08″W / 53.4244°N 2.3190°W / 53.4244; -2.3190
Grid reference SJ788919
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone F
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator MSJAR
Pre-grouping company MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
History
Opened 20 July 1849
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
Former name Sale Moor (1856)
Sale & Ashton on Mersey (1883)
Renamed 1931
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Sale Metrolink station is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It is located in Sale, in North West England. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

History[edit]

In 1988, as a British Rail station
In 2006, prior to refurbishment
The current exterior of the station

The station originally opened as Sale on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR). Renamed as Sale Moor in 1856, as Sale & Ashton on Mersey in 1883 and as Sale in 1931. Closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991. Reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

Sale Station appears during the opening titles of Pro Evolution Soccer 2.[1]

Services[edit]

Sale 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, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Piccadilly only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[2]

Service Pattern[edit]

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

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Sale station is well served by bus services, due to the close proximity to the town centre, with several services stopping outside the station and some services stopping around the town centre.[3]

Services that stop outside the station:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MtBqQBL5go at 0:14
  2. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Sale". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "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
Disused railways
Altrincham
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Mid-Cheshire Line
  Manchester Central
1880–1969
Line and station closed
  BR (London Midland Region)
Mid-Cheshire Line
  Manchester Oxford Road
1969–89
Line closed, station open