Timperley tram stop

Timperley is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system. In western Timperley about a mile west of the village centre, it opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.

Timperley
Metrolink
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Timperley tram stop in 2010, looking towards Altrincham
Timperley is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Timperley
Timperley
Location of Timperley in Greater Manchester
Location
PlaceTimperley
Local authorityTrafford
Coordinates53°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 referenceSJ776898
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone4
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operatorMSJAR
Pre-grouping companyMSJAR
Post-grouping companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
History
Opened20 July 1849
Closed as rail station24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation15 June 1992

HistoryEdit

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

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

ServicesEdit

Timperley 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 Piccadilly 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.[1]

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 zoneEdit

As of January 2019, Timperley is located in Metrolink ticket zone 4[2].

Connecting bus routesEdit

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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Timperley". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Metrolink ticket zones map". TfGM. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station     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