MetroCentre Railway Station

Facts and Figures

MetroCentre railway station is a railway station that serves the MetroCentre shopping and leisure complex in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and is managed by Northern Rail. The station opened by British Rail on 3 August 1987. It is an unmanned station, connected to the MetroCentre mall by a covered footbridge. Initially called Gateshead MetroCentre, the station's name was shortened to MetroCentre from 17 May 1993. The section of line that the station is situated on is though part of the original 1837 Newcastle and Carlisle Railway route along the south bank of the River Tyne to Redheugh (Gateshead), with the links onwards via Dunston, Bensham Junction and the King Edward Bridge being added in 1893/1909. There is a regular shuttle service to Newcastle Central station (four trains per hour, of which two start/terminate here), a half-hourly service to Hexham and hourly extensions through to Carlisle. Additionally, some eastbound trains run beyond Newcastle to either Sunderland, Hartlepool & Middlesbrough via the Durham Coast Line or to Morpeth (hourly to each). Most train services are operated by Northern Rail, however the station is also served by Abellio ScotRail, which operates a few daily services to Glasgow via Carlisle. ScotRail do not run trains on Sundays to and from Newcastle. The station is covered by a Ditra Systems Public Address System (PA), voiced by Phil Sayer.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 67026 0
2014 48729 0
2013 46800 0
2012 45189 0
2011 47891 0
2010 54240 0
2009 56799 0
2008 65310 0
2007 65546 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Blaydon
  • Metropolitan District: Gateshead Borough Council
  • European Region: North East
  • Metropolitan District Ward: Whickham North

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 0 00000000000000
December 2015 0 00000000000000
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 0 00000000000000
September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 0 00000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 10000000000000

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