South Hylton Metro station

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South Hylton
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South Hylton Metro station
View of South Hylton station and prototype Metrocar 4001.
Location
Place South Hylton
Local authority Sunderland
Fare zone information
Network One zone 4
Metro zone C
Original (1979) zone 56
Station code SHL
History
Opened 2002-03-31
Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations

South Hylton Metro station serves the suburb of South Hylton on the banks of the River Wear. The station opened as part of the Sunderland extension in 2002, and is the final station for Green line trains which have travelled from Newcastle Airport via South Gosforth, Newcastle Central and Gateshead. The announcement of the Metro extension to South Hylton contributed to the closure of the Jolly Bus service, based in South Hylton.

South Hylton Metro station is situated on the east side of Hylton Bank, before the line reaches for site of a level crossing; the previous station, known just as Hylton, was on the west side of the road. South Hylton boasts the longest platform on the Tyne and Wear Metro network (122m).[citation needed] Because of this, the one platform is officially recognised as 2 platforms (Platform 1 and Platform 2) and therefore can accommodate two Metro trains.

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Coordinates: 54°54′15″N 1°26′53″W / 54.9041°N 1.4481°W / 54.9041; -1.4481

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