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 on the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR) line. It was built by John Brogden, who was a local builder in the Sale area.

Metrolink station
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Sale is one of the network’s converted heavy-rail stations
General information
LocationM33 7XY
Sale, Trafford
Coordinates53°25′27″N 2°19′09″W / 53.42425°N 2.31907°W / 53.42425; -2.31907Coordinates: 53°25′27″N 2°19′09″W / 53.42425°N 2.31907°W / 53.42425; -2.31907
Grid referenceSJ788919
Line(s)Altrincham Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone3
Opened20 July 1849
Previous namesSale Moor (1856)
Sale & Ashton on Mersey (1883)
Original companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
24 December 1991Closed as a rail station
15 June 1992Conversion to Metrolink operation


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 MSJAR. Renamed as Sale Moor in 1856, as Sale & Ashton on Mersey in 1883 and as Sale in 1931. It closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991 and reopened as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

Sale tram stop briefly appears during the opening titles of Pro Evolution Soccer 2, which was released in 2002.[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 Sunday 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 off-peak)
  • 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 tram stop is well served by bus services, due to the close proximity to the town centre, with several services stopping outside and some 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.

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Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham–Bury Dane Road
towards Bury
Altrincham–Piccadilly Dane Road
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