Brooklands tram stop

Brooklands Metrolink station in 2010
Location of Brooklands in Greater Manchester
Place Brooklands
Local authority Trafford
Coordinates 53°25′02″N 2°19′34″W / 53.4171°N 2.3261°W / 53.4171; -2.3261Coordinates: 53°25′02″N 2°19′34″W / 53.4171°N 2.3261°W / 53.4171; -2.3261
Grid reference SJ783911
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone F
Present status In operation
Original operator MSJAR
Pre-grouping company MSJAR
Post-grouping company MSJAR
London Midland Region of British Railways
Opened 1 December 1859
Closed as rail station 24 December 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 15 June 1992
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Brooklands is a tram stop on the Altrincham Line of Greater Manchester's light-rail Metrolink system in the Brooklands area of Sale. It opened on 15 June 1992 as part of Phase 1 of Metrolink's expansion.


The station was originally opened on 1 December 1859 by the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR) after Samuel Brooks, a Manchester banker, built an estate of large houses along Brooklands Road. It closed as a British Rail station on 24 December 1991 before reopening as a Metrolink station on 15 June 1992.

Brooklands Station is a Grade II listed building.


Brooklands 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 Sundays journeys run to Etihad Campus only with journeys to Bury requiring a change of trams at Piccadilly Gardens.[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

Brooklands station is served by Finglands/Stagecoach Manchester service 99, which runs to Sale via Sale Moor and to Manchester via Northenden, Go Goodwins service 266, which runs to Sale and to Altrincham via Timperley and by Go Goodwins service 268, which runs between Wythenshawe and Urmston via Sale and Stretford.[2]

Improvement works

The station closed in April 2017 for a number of weeks whilst refurbishment works took place. This has provided the station with updated facilities.

See also


  1. "Metrolink - Tram Times - Brooklands". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Network Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Archived from the original on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.

Further reading

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester Northgate to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 92-94. ISBN 9781908174512. OCLC 892704846. 
Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham – Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly

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