Benton Metro station

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Benton
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Location
Place Benton
Local authority North Tyneside
Fare zone information
Network One zone 2
Metro zone B
Original (1979) zone 17 & 18
Station code BTN
History
Opened 1871-03-01
Closed for conversion 1978-01-23
Metro since 1980-08-11
List of stations

Benton Metro station is on the Tyne and Wear Metro Yellow line between Four Lane Ends and Palmersville. The railway station serves Benton in North Tyneside, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Benton railway station in 1970

The station originally opened on 1 March 1871[1] by the North Eastern Railway. Since 11 August 1980 it has been served exclusively by Metro trains.

Benton was the original terminus of the now defunct Red line, although short workings continued to operate as Yellow line services between Pelaw and Benton - especially in peak hours and during Saturday shopping hours. Since the opening of Northumberland Park station most of these short workings continue to Monkseaton.

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Coordinates: 55°00′50″N 1°34′03″W / 55.0140°N 1.5674°W / 55.0140; -1.5674

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