Wallsend Metro station
||This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (September 2010)|
|Wallsend station is possibly the only station in Britain with signs in Latin.|
|Local authority||North Tyneside|
|Fare zone information|
|Network One zone||2|
|Original (1979) zone||27|
|Closed for conversion||1980-08-11|
|Tyne and Wear Metro
List of Tyne and Wear Metro stations
Wallsend Metro station is located towards the centre of Wallsend, a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in Tyne and Wear, England. The station was originally opened on 19 June 1839 by the Newcastle & North Shields Railway, and was reopened as a Tyne and Wear Metro station on 14 November 1982. When converted for Metro use, the unattractive station buildings were demolished, and the station was rebuilt in the standard Metro style.
Wallsend Metro station is the only public facility in Britain in which the signage is in Latin. This is a nod to its location near the Segedunum Roman fort at the end of Hadrian's Wall. The station also includes a number of photographs of local shops and facilities which have been digitally altered so that their names appear in Latin. It is one of only three stations in England to have bilingual signage, the others being Southall (which has signs in Punjabi) and St Pancras International (French); both these stations are in London.
Upon its opening it 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 PTE's services. Wallsend bus station is a terminus for many local services and provides bus links to many points within North Tyneside and Newcastle, offering much more convenient stops for passengers than the Metro line itself, which by the nature of light rail cannot stop as often. In the late 1990s, Wallsend bus station lost its facilities for the staff, but retained its standing as a major terminus. In 2008-9 the metro station was used by 718,890 passengers.
Ticketing anomalies 
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|
List of Bus Services 
|Route||To||Via||Operator||Days of Operation
(if not 7 days)
|12||Fenham||St.Anthonys, Byker & Newcastle||Stagecoach in Newcastle|
|17||Whitley Bay Seafront||Rosehill, Royal Quays & North Shields||Go North East & Nexus(#)||Mon-Sat daytime.|
|Benton ASDA||Hadrian Lodge|
|Note - 1 journey/hour extended to Cramlington, evening/Sun service operates Rosehill-Benton only (1 journey/hour extended to Cramlington), (#)Sunday service.|
|17A||Whitley Bay Seafront||Rosehill, North Shields & Preston Grange||Nexus||Mon-Sat evening & all-day Sun.|
|18||Forest Hall||Walker, Byker & Longbenton||Stagecoach in Newcastle||Mon-Sat daytime.|
|22||Throckley Leazes||Byker , Newcastle & Lemington||Stagecoach in Newcastle|
|40||Chapel House||Byker , Newcastle & Denton Burn||Stagecoach in Newcastle|
|Circular Service||High Farm, Hadrian Park & Howden (40)
Howden, Hadrian Park & High Farm (41)
|Go North East||"North Tyne Links".|
|80||North Shields||Rosehill, Cobalt & North Tyneside General Hospital||Go North East||Mon-Sat daytime.|
|392||Marden Estate||Rosehill, Billy Mill & North Shields||Go North East||1 journey, Mon-Fri.|
|DSS Longbenton||Hadrian Lodge|
- NEXUS Business Intelligence Report. http://www.nexus.org.uk/wps/wcm/resources/file/eba01f018731343/Business%20Intelligence%20Annual%20Report%20200809.pdf
- '"Timetables - Nexus'". Nexus. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- '"North Tyneside Bus Map'". Nexus. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
|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