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Felling station Heworth station Haymarket station

The are 60 stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro. All are distinct stations (as opposed to on-street platforms, or stops integrated into their surroundings), consisting of full-height platforms. Stations are a mixture of former main line railway stations and purpose-built facilities. The majority of stations are on the surface, but a number in central Newcastle and Gateshead are underground (Jesmond, Haymarket, Monument, Manors, St. James, Central and Gateshead), as well as Park Lane in Sunderland. Sunderland station was rebuilt in 1965 by British Rail, with the station building covering the platforms, effectively placing the platforms underground.

Tynemouth station St. Peters station Park Lane station

Stations vary widely in size and design, largely reflecting their history and importance, from simple affairs like Ilford Road and South Hylton to more extensive structures like St James (an underground station), Tynemouth (a former railway station) and Northumberland Park the newest station on the system. There are many stations of Victorian architecture designs inherited from British Rail, as well as a couple of fine examples of 1930's architecture, at Longbenton and West Monkseaton, with plainer, more functional design at the stations purpose-built during the 1970's and 1980's. Stations on the Sunderland extension, built at the beginning of the 21st Century, bring yet another style into the mix.

Ilford Road station Gateshead Stadium station Benton station

Most stations have two platforms; the exceptions are the termini at South Hylton and South Shields (1 platform), North Shields (3 platforms, including one bay platform) and Monument (4 platforms on two seperate lines). Three of the stations have interchange with National Rail services (Central, Heworth and Sunderland)—uniquely at Sunderland, Metro and National Rail services use the same platforms.

ticket machines ticket machine callpoint

All stations have ticket machines, shelters, information displays, next-train indicators and passenger information/emergency help-points. All stations are unstaffed, except for the underground stations which must be staffed by law.

To view all Tyne and Wear Metro stations in Google Earth's satellite imagery, click here (requires Google Earth software—available for Windows Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.4.0+ and Linux). Each station page also has a link to Google Earth imagery of that station.

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StopLocationPlatformsOpening dateFormer railway station?Notes
South Hyltonsurface131/03/2002no 
Park Lanecut and cover tunnel231/03/2002no 
Sunderlandunderground; platforms shared with National Rail2 (island platform)31/03/2002yesOpened 1879 for mainline services; rebuilt 1965
St. Peter'sviaduct231/03/2002no 
Stadium of Lightsurface231/03/2002no 
East Boldonsurface231/03/2002yes 
Brockley Whinssurface231/03/2002yes 
South Shields 124/03/1984no 
Chichester 224/03/1984no 
Tyne Dock 224/03/1984no 
Bede 2 (staggered platforms)24/03/1984no 
Jarrow 224/03/1984yes 
Hebburn 2 (staggered platforms)24/03/1984yes 
Pelawsurface2 (island platform)16/09/1985no 
Heworthsurface2 (+2 National Rail)15/11/1981no 
Fellingsurface2 (island platform)15/11/1981yes 
Gateshead Stadiumsurface2 (island platform)15/11/1981no 
Centralunderground (underneath Newcastle Central National Rail station)215/11/1981no 
Monumentunderground415/11/1981noTyne Coast loop platforms opened 14/11/82
West Jesmondsurface211/08/1980yes 
Ilford Roadsurface211/08/1980no 
South Gosforthsurface211/08/1980yes 
Regent Centresurface210/05/1981no 
Wansbeck Roadsurface2 (staggered platforms)10/05/1981no 
Fawdonsurface2 (staggered platforms)10/05/1981no 
Kingston Parksurface2 (staggered platforms)15/09/1985no 
Bank Footsurface210/05/1981no 
Callerton Parkwaysurface217/11/1991no 
Airportsurface2 (island platform)17/11/1991no 
Four Lane Endssurface211/08/1980no 
Northumberland Parksurface2 (island platform)11/12/2005no 
West Monkseatonsurface2 (island platform)11/08/1980yes 
Whitley Baysurface211/08/1980yes 
North Shieldssurface3 (2 through platforms + 1 bay)14/11/1982yes 
Meadow Wellsurface214/11/1982no 
Percy Mainsurface214/11/1982yes 
Howdonsurface2 (staggered platforms)14/11/1982yes 
Hadrian Roadsurface214/11/1982no 
Chillingham Roadsurface214/11/1982no 
St. Jamesunderground214/11/1982no 
Gosforth depot   no 

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