East Boldon Metro station

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East Boldon
Tyne & Wear Metro
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East Boldon Metro station
View of East Boldon station from the front of an approaching train.
Place East Boldon
Local authority South Tyneside
WGS84 54°56′47″N 1°25′13″W / 54.9464°N 1.4202°W / 54.9464; -1.4202Coordinates: 54°56′47″N 1°25′13″W / 54.9464°N 1.4202°W / 54.9464; -1.4202
Fare zone information
Network One zone 3 & 4
Metro zone B
Original (1979) zone 47
Station code EBL
Metro Usage 0.38[1] million
Original company Brandling Junction Railway[2]
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
19 June 1839 Open as Cleadon Lane[2]
1 October 1898 Renamed as East Boldon[2][3]
Metro since 31 March 2002
List of stations

East Boldon Metro station serves the East Boldon and Cleadon communities of South Tyneside, England. It is on the Green line of the Tyne and Wear Metro, and opened in 2002 as part of the extension of the system to Sunderland. Previously it was a railway station, part of the National Rail network. Northern trains still travel through the station but do not stop there, while there are also freight trains and empty stock workings for Grand Central.

It is one of the busiest suburban stations on the system, being popular with commuters travelling to Newcastle and Sunderland. Over 700,000 passengers a year used the station in 2013.[4] This has since decreased to 384,345 in 2016.[5]



  1. ^ "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics". 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 63
  3. ^ Butt (1995), page 87
  4. ^ Nexus (2013). "New Parking Spaces at East Boldon". Nexus. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics". 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

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