|Tyne and Wear Metro|
|Place||Newcastle City Centre|
|Fare zone information|
|Metro Usage||2.71 million|
|Opened||15 November 1981|
|List of stations|
|Railways between Newcastle and Gateshead|
The station is located below Newcastle Central station, from which the Metro station gets its name. It is the third-busiest on the network after Monument and Haymarket. The station has entrances from inside the National Rail station, and entrances from the street.
The Metro station opened in 1981, as part of the third phase of the Metro system, which included the main underground sections through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead.
Metro servs as a replacement for some routes that had formerly been operated from the mainline station towards Benton & Tynemouth via the North Tyneside Loop. In 1984, Metro reached South Shields, replacing British Rail services. In 2002, Metro was extended to Sunderland and South Hylton, where it shares tracks between Pelaw and Sunderland with Northern services on the Durham Coast Line.
Service & Frequency
Central Station is served by the Yellow Line (running from South Shields to St James via Four Lane Ends, Whitley Bay and Wallsend) and the Green Line (running from South Hylton and Sunderland to Regent Centre and Newcastle Airport).
Both lines run up to every 12 minutes during the day (Monday to Saturday), and up to every 15 minutes in the evenings and on a Sunday. This allows for a combined service of up to every 6 minutes (Monday to Saturday), and up to every 7–8 minutes during the evening and on a Sunday between Pelaw and South Gosforth.
Extra trains run during the weekday morning and evening peaks, between Pelaw and Regent Centre or Monkseaton. This provides a train up to every three minutes between Pelaw and South Gosforth at peak times.
A £6 million revamp of Central Station metro began in September 2015, with the station being closed from 20:00, Sunday to Thursday, reopening each morning as usual. The work was complete by late 2016.
- "Tyne & Wear Metro usage figures". 2017–2018. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- "£6m revamp of Central Station Metro gets underway". Nexus (Press release). 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
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|Preceding station||Tyne and Wear Metro||Following station|
towards St James via the Coast
towards South Shields
towards South Hylton
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