Brooklands tram stop

Brooklands is a tram stop and park and ride site on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system in the Brooklands area of Sale. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

Metrolink station
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Brooklands Metrolink station in 2010
General information
LocationBrooklands, Trafford
Coordinates53°25′02″N 2°19′34″W / 53.41709°N 2.32603°W / 53.41709; -2.32603Coordinates: 53°25′02″N 2°19′34″W / 53.41709°N 2.32603°W / 53.41709; -2.32603
Grid referenceSJ783911
Line(s)Altrincham Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3/4
Opened1 December 1859
Original companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
24 December 1991Closed as a rail station
15 June 1992Conversion to Metrolink operation


The station was originally opened on 1 December 1859 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR) after Samuel Brooks, a Manchester banker, built an estate of large houses along Brooklands Road. It closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991 before reopening as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

In January 1999, Brooklands Station became a Grade II listed building.[1]


Brooklands is on the Altrincham Line, with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Monday to Saturday, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Piccadilly or Bury, while evening and Sunday journeys run to Piccadilly only.[2]

Service patternEdit

  • 10 trams per hour to Altrincham (5 off-peak)
  • 5 trams per hour to Bury (peak only)
  • 5 trams per hour to Piccadilly

Ticket zonesEdit

As of January 2019, Brooklands is located in Metrolink ticket zones 3 and 4.[3]

Connecting bus routesEdit

Brooklands is served hourly by Diamond Bus route 281, which runs from Altrincham to Sale, via Broadheath, Timperley, and Brooklands Road.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brooklands Station". Historic England. Retrieved 22 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Brooklands". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Metrolink ticket zones map". TfGM. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Bus 281" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham–Bury Sale
towards Bury
Altrincham–Piccadilly Sale
towards Piccadilly