|Location|| Timperley, Trafford |
|Opened||20 July 1849|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|24 December 1991||Closed as a rail station|
|15 June 1992||Conversion 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.
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.
As of January 2019, Timperley is located in Metrolink ticket zone 4.
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.
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|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
| Navigation Road |
|Altrincham–Bury|| Brooklands |
|Altrincham–Piccadilly|| Brooklands |
| Altrincham (first station)|
Line open, station closed
|Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway|| Brooklands |
Line and station open
| Broadheath (Altrincham) |
Line and station closed
| LNWR |
Warrington & Stockport Railway
| Brooklands |
Line and station open