Timperley tram stop

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Timperley
Metrolink
Timperley Station - geograph.org.uk - 1749665.jpg
Timperley tram stop in 2010, looking towards Altrincham
Timperley is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Timperley
Timperley
Location of Timperley in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Timperley
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°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 reference SJ776898
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone G
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator MSJAR
Pre-grouping company MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
History
Opened 20 July 1849
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
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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.

History

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.

Services

Timperley is on the Altrincham Line with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes in the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays. Trams also head towards Etihad Campus 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.[1]

Service pattern

  • 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.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Timperley". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.

Further reading

External links

  • Timperley Stop Information
  • Timperley area map
  • More photos of this station
Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG 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

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