Timperley tram stop
Timperley tram stop in 2010, looking towards Altrincham
Location of Timperley in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|Opened||20 July 1849|
|Closed as rail station||24 December 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||15 June 1992|
|UK Trams portal|
Timperley 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. Prior to this it was a railway station.
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 a taxi office for several years up to 2003 and in Spring 2010 was converted for use as a coffee shop.
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 Etihad Campus and Deansgate-Castlefield, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Etihad Campus or Deansgate-Castlefield, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Etihad Campus or Piccadilly only.
- 10 trams per hour to Altrincham (5 offpeak)
- 5 trams per hour to Bury (peak only)
- 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly
Connecting bus routes
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.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester Northgate to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 88-91. ISBN 9781908174512. OCLC 892704846.
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||
|Altrincham – Etihad Campus Line||
towards Etihad Campus
|Altrincham (first station)
Line open, station closed
|Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway||Brooklands
Line and station open
Line and station closed
Warrington & Stockport Railway
Line and station open