Metrolink station
Timperley Station - geograph.org.uk - 1749665.jpg
Timperley tram stop in 2010, looking towards Altrincham
General information
LocationTimperley, Trafford
Coordinates53°24′16″N 2°20′18″W / 53.40432°N 2.33835°W / 53.40432; -2.33835Coordinates: 53°24′16″N 2°20′18″W / 53.40432°N 2.33835°W / 53.40432; -2.33835
Grid referenceSJ776898
Line(s)Altrincham Line
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone4
Opened20 July 1849
Original companyMSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
24 December 1991Closed as a rail station
15 June 1992Conversion to Metrolink operation

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.


See also: History of Manchester Metrolink

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.


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 pattern

Ticket zone

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

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.[3]


  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 reading

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Navigation Roadtowards AltrinchamAltrincham – Bury LineBrooklandstowards Bury Altrincham – Piccadilly LineBrooklandstowards Piccadilly   Historical railways   Altrincham (first station)Line open, station closed   Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway   BrooklandsLine and station open Disused railways Broadheath (Altrincham)Line and station closed   LNWRWarrington & Stockport Railway   BrooklandsLine and station open