Central Station Metro station

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Central Station
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Newcastle Central Metro station - geograph.org.uk - 1711283.jpg
Place Newcastle City Centre
Local authority Newcastle
Fare zone information
Network One zone 1
Metro zone A
Original (1979) zone 26
Station code CEN
Opened 15 November 1981
List of stations

Central Station often referred to as Central is an underground station on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is located below Newcastle railway station, from which the Metro station gets its name. The station sees five million passengers a year, making it the third busiest on the network after Monument and Haymarket.[citation needed]

The station has both entrances from inside the railway station for passengers transferring to or from National Rail services, and entrances from the street outside to allow easy access and egress for passengers not using the rail system.

Opened in 1981, Metro services from this station replaced some routes that had formerly been operated from the mainline station towards Benton and Tynemouth via the North Tyneside Loop. In 1984 Metro reached South Shields Metro station replacing British Rail train services to South Shields. In 2002 Metro commenced services to Sunderland and South Hylton, sharing tracks with Northern services on the Durham Coast Line between Pelaw and Sunderland.

Station Refurbishment[edit]

A £6m revamp of Central Station metro began in September 2015, with the station being closed from 8pm, Sundays to Thursdays, reopening each morning as usual.[1]



  1. ^ "Nexus". Nexus. Retrieved 2015-09-15. 

External links[edit]

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