Byker Metro station

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Byker
Tyne & Wear Metro
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Byker Metro station.jpg
Location
PlaceByker
Local authorityNewcastle
WGS8454°58′34″N 1°34′47″W / 54.9761°N 1.5798°W / 54.9761; -1.5798Coordinates: 54°58′34″N 1°34′47″W / 54.9761°N 1.5798°W / 54.9761; -1.5798
Fare zone information
Network One zone1
Metro zoneA
Original (1979) zone27
Station codeBYK
Usage
Metro Usage0.31[1] million
History
Opened1982-11-14
List of 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. In 2008-9, the station was used by around 430,000 passengers.[2]

Heading west from Byker station, the route crosses the dramatic 800 m 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.[3]

Prior to the Metro being built, there was a British Rail railway station called Byker north of Shields Road on the Riverside Branch but it closed to passengers in 1954.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics". 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ NEXUS Business Intelligence Report. http://www.nexus.org.uk/wps/wcm/resources/file/eba01f018731343/Business%20Intelligence%20Annual%20Report%20200809.pdf[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 February 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/byker/

External links[edit]

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