|Tyne and Wear Metro|
Entrance of the Walkergate Metro Station
|Fare zone information|
|Metro zone||A & B|
|Network One||1 & 2|
|Metro Usage||0.21 million|
|Opened||19 June 1839|
|Closed for conversion||11 August 1980|
|Metro since||14 November 1982|
|List of stations|
Walkergate is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the Walkergate of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Tyne and Wear Metro station at Walkergate was opened in November 1982, following Metro's extension from Tynemouth to St. James.
The station was used by approximately 210,000 passengers in 2017–18.
Originally opened in 1839 by the Newcastle & North Shields Railway as Walker, it was renamed Walker Gate on 1 April 1889. In the days of British Rail, the station was sometimes known as Walkergate and sometimes as Walker Gate. The Tyne and Wear Metro, however, uses the single word form.
Following closure for Metro conversion, the station was demolished and rebuilt in the standard Metro style. The North Eastern Railway footbridge survives, and is now located at Pickering, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The station underwent modernisation work between September 2013 and July 2014. This involved improvements to accessibility (including the installation of a passenger lift), aesthetic changes to the station and the introduction of new smart ticket machines and validators. This was part of the £389m 'All Change' refurbishment programme.
Service & Frequency
This line runs up to every 12 minutes during the day (Monday to Saturday), and up to every 15 minutes in the evenings and on a Sunday.
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|Preceding station||Tyne and Wear Metro||Following station|
towards St James
towards South Shields
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