Timperley Metrolink station

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Timperley
Metrolink
Timperley Station - geograph.org.uk - 1749665.jpg
Timperley Metrolink station in 2010, looking towards Altrincham
Timperley is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Timperley
Timperley
Location of Timperley in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Timperley
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°24′15″N 2°20′19″W / 53.4041°N 2.3387°W / 53.4041; -2.3387Coordinates: 53°24′15″N 2°20′19″W / 53.4041°N 2.3387°W / 53.4041; -2.3387
Grid reference SJ776898
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone G
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
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Timperley Metrolink station is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. It is located in western Timperley about a mile west of Timperley Village centre, and opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

History[edit]

The station originally opened on 20 July 1849 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR). It was closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991 to permit conversion of the line for its current use. It reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

The canopy on the Manchester platform was demolished in August 2009. The former booking office was used as taxi office for several years up to 2003 and in Spring 2010 was converted for use as a coffee shop.

Services[edit]

Timperley 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.[1]

Service Pattern[edit]

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

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Timperley station is not directly served by any bus service, although the 20 stops further down Park Road and runs to Altrincham and to Timperley Grange. The service is run by Manchester Community Transport during the day Monday-Saturdays and by M Travel during evenings and on Sundays.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Timperley". 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
Historical railways
Altrincham (first station)
Line open, station closed
  Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway   Brooklands
Line and station open
Disused railways
Broadheath (Altrincham)
Line and station closed
  LNWR
Warrington & Stockport Railway
  Brooklands
Line and station open