Byker Metro station

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Byker
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Location
Place Byker
Local authority Newcastle
Fare zone information
Network One zone 1
Metro zone A
Original (1979) zone 27
Station code BYK
History
Opened 1982-11-14
Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

Byker Metro station is located in Byker, an area in the east-end of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The station is on the Yellow line of the Tyne and Wear Metro system, and opened in 1982. During the period 2008-9 the station was used by around 430,000 passengers.[1]

Heading west from Byker station, the route crosses the dramatic 800m long Byker Viaduct constructed by Arup specifically for the Metro.

Since 2005 Byker station has been used to display a series of temporary artworks through the Next Stop Byker initiative, a partnership between Metro operator Nexus and Newcastle City Council. The works are displayed on an 11 metre by 2.5 metre wall in the ticket concourse.[2]

Prior to the Metro being built, there was a British Rail railway station called Byker which was situated north of Shields Road on the Riverside Branch however this closed to passengers in 1954.

Ticketing anomalies[edit]

Different zonal fare systems are used for Metro single tickets and inter-modal Transfare tickets, which means that for a number of journeys a Transfare may actually be cheaper than a standard Metro-only ticket.

Station Network Zone Metro Zone
Cullercoats 29 C
North Shields 29 C
Tynemouth 29 C
Wallsend 27 B

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Coordinates: 54°58′34″N 1°34′47″W / 54.9761°N 1.5798°W / 54.9761; -1.5798

Preceding station   Tyne and Wear Metro   Following station
towards St James
Yellow line
towards South Shields