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|Tyne & Wear Metro|
Wallsend station is the only station in Britain with signs in Latin.
|Local authority||North Tyneside|
|Fare zone information|
|Network One zone||2|
|Original (1979) zone||27|
|Metro Usage||0.50 million|
|Opened||19 June 1839|
|Closed for conversion||11 August 1980|
|Metro since||14 November 1982|
|List of stations|
Wallsend is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, serving the centre of Wallsend, a town on the north bank of the River Tyne. The Tyne and Wear Metro station at Wallsend was opened in November 1982, following Metro's extension from Tynemouth to St. James.
The station was used by approximately 500,000 passengers in 2017-18.
The station was originally opened in June 1839 by the Newcastle & North Shields Railway, and was reopened as a Tyne and Wear Metro station in November 1982. When converted for Metro use, the original station buildings were demolished, and the station was rebuilt in the standard Metro style.
In 2003, Michael Pinsky's 'Pontis' art project was commissioned. This featured photographs of local shops and facilities which were digitally altered so that their names appeared in Latin. This has since been replaced by a new artwork in 2013, which consists of images of Hadrian's Wall, by photographer Graeme Peacock.
Wallsend is one of the relatively few stations in England to have bilingual signage, with others being Southall (Punjabi), Hereford (Welsh), and St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International & Ashford International (French).
Tyne & Wear Metro
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.
Upon its opening, Wallsend served as a major interchange, as it was located adjacent to the Wallsend Bus Station, which had facilities for the staff and drivers of the Tyne & Wear PTE's services (these being closed in the 1990s).
Wallsend Bus Station is predominantly served by Go North East & Stagecoach North East's local bus services, with routes running in and around Tyne & Wear, including Byker, Walker, Newcastle City Centre, North Shields, Tynemouth & Whitley Bay.
Current stand allocation for services (as of February 2020) is as follows:
- Stand A: 11 & 41
- Stand B: 40 (Go North East) 42 & 42A
- Stand C: 12, 40 (Stagecoach North East), 553 & Q3
- "Tyne & Wear Metro usage figures". 2017–2018. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- "Public art". North Tyneside Council. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Henderson, Tony (13 April 2013). "Roman heritage artwork unveiled at Wallsend Metro station". The Journal. Newcastle upon Tyne. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wallsend Metro station.|
- Train times and station information for Wallsend Metro station from Nexus
- Artist's Website Latin signage and map of Hadrian's Wall in the style of the Nexus metro map by artist Michael Pinsky
|Preceding station||Tyne and Wear Metro||Following station|
towards St James
towards South Shields