The nearest metro station to the Cornerstones Guest House
Updated: Apr 21
I think I can honestly say if you were to ask the majority of people in Manchester what they thought of the metro-link the answer would be positive, people love it, and; we just happen to be in a great location for this loveable form of transport.
One of the many questions I'm asked by guests when they come to stay with us is where's the nearest metro station. The nearest station to us, although we're in the boundaries of Sale, is Brooklands Metrolink Station, to give it it's full title.
This link will give you an idea of charges and the diffrent types of payment devices you can use.
The metrolink app stands out for me it gives you all the diffrent types of tickets, charges, and takes payment, so no standing in a queue at the ticket machine or panicking which buttons to press once it's your turn
How to get to the nearest Metro Station
It's a 9-minute walk, no not 10, 9, I've done it. Go out the front gate, turn left, then first right at the traffic lights. As soon as you turn the corner you’ll see the bridge just up the road. If you're heading to the City lookout for the steps down to the station platform on your right just as you come to the bridge it's self. If your going in the opposite direction towards the market town of Altrincham (all - tring - ham); you need to go over the bridge dow the steps just passed the 50's bar 'Ua 4', were you can have a quick coffee if your running early. At the bottom of the stairs turn to your right you should see the platform entrance in front of you next to the Brook Pub.
Once at Brookllands station, where will it take you?
With one change at Cornbrook Station you can now get to the airport; no more paying over the odds for airport taxis and it's even less money than an UBER cab.
The Manchester metro network is not that big, compared to London, however, new roots are in the pipe line. Again by changing at Cornbrook Station you'll be able to get to the Trafford Centre (Mall) in the spring, best put the year here 2020, it will be known as The Trafford Park Line.
“Shop till you drop” On being drag to the Trafford Centre one day (a true story) I caught my wife examining a packet of budge seed. We don't even have a budge!
For now, I'll just let you where you can end up without having to change.
At Brooklands Station there are two lines the Purple and Green Lines they will both take you into the city with the green line going on to one of Manchester's main train stations Victoria and then on into the country terminating at Bury, passing Heaton Park on the way where you can pick up a music festival or two in the summer.
The nearest metro station to Cricket and Football
Both lines pass Sale, Dane Rd, and Stretford stations before you come to Old Trafford station the nearest metro station for both Lancashire County Cricket Club, (literary 5-meters away), and if you walk on down the road you come to Manchester United Football Ground, you can't miss it, it stand out a little.
The next station is Trafford Bar. Up to now, it's been no different than being on a train, however, as you come out of Trafford Bar Station the train rises into the streets and becomes a tram. Cornbrook Station is the next stop where you change for the Airport, Media City and in the spring the Trafford Centre. The purple line terminates at Manchesters other main railway station Piccadilly where you can pick up a transfer bus to the Etihad Stadium home of Manchester City Football Club and a venue for numerous bands in the summer.
Once you're in the city you're open to all the diversity’s a city centre as to offer with numerous pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and art gallery’s.
Try getting off the tram at St Peters Sq, it's more or less the nearest metro station to the centre of the city.