Sale tram stop

Sale is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of the Metrolink light-rail system in Sale, Greater Manchester, England. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion. Prior to this it was a railway station.

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Sale is one of the network’s converted heavy-rail stations
Sale is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Location of Sale in Greater Manchester
Local authorityTrafford
Coordinates53°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 referenceSJ788919
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone3
Present statusIn operation
Original operatorMSJAR
Pre-grouping companyMSJAR
Post-grouping companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Opened20 July 1849
Closed as rail station24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation15 June 1992
Former nameSale Moor (1856)
Sale & Ashton on Mersey (1883)


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]


Sale is 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 Sundays. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Etihad Campus or Bury, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Etihad Campus only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[2]

Service patternEdit

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

Ticket zonesEdit

As of January 2019, Sale is located in Metrolink ticket zone 3.[3]

Connecting bus routesEdit

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.[4]

Services that stop outside the station:


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  2. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Sale". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Metrolink ticket zones map". TfGM. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Buses: 19 19A" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Bus 41" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Bus 278" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Bus X5" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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Preceding station     Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly
Disused railways
Line and station open
  Cheshire Lines Committee
Mid-Cheshire Line
  Manchester Central
Line and station closed
  BR (London Midland Region)
Mid-Cheshire Line
  Manchester Oxford Road
Line closed, station open