Felling Metro station

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Felling
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Location
Place Felling
Local authority Gateshead
WGS84 54°58′30″N 1°31′19″W / 54.9749°N 1.5219°W / 54.9749; -1.5219Coordinates: 54°58′30″N 1°31′19″W / 54.9749°N 1.5219°W / 54.9749; -1.5219
Fare zone information
Network One zone 1 & 2
Metro zone A & B
Original (1979) zone 36
Station code FEL
Usage
Metro Usage 0.41[1] million
History
Opened 1839-9-5, relocated to present site 1896-11-18
Metro since 1981-11-15
List of stations

Felling Metro station is a station at Felling, on the Tyne and Wear Metro, in Gateshead, England. It is on the system's Yellow and Green line.

History[edit]

Clearing up after the 1907 derailment.

Felling station was one of the main line stations rebuilt for Metro use. The original station was built for the Brandling Junction Railway, opening in 1839, but in 1896 this was replaced by a station on the present site (the original BJR building is still extant on the north side of the line).[2] It closed for Metro work in November 1979, at which point BR trains were concentrated on the formerly freight-only northern pair of tracks here, leaving the southern pair for Metro use. On 5 November 1979 BR trains began to call at the new Heworth station instead of Felling and Pelaw. Felling station was rebuilt and opened for Metro use two years later.[3] The station was refurbished in 2015.[4]

On 26 March 1907 the 10.52am express passenger train from Leeds to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was derailed while running between Heworth signalbox and Felling Station.[5] Eight people were seriously injured, two of whom later died.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [https/www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/automated_announcements_track_ma_2 "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics"] Check |url= value (help). 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tyne and Wear Metro : Stations : Felling". Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Disused Stations - Felling (3rd site)" Disused Stations; Retrieved 2014-04-09
  4. ^ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gateshead-stadium-felling-metro-stations-10440193
  5. ^ a b Druitt, Lieut. Col. E. (1907-04-12). Accident at Felling on 26th March 1907. Board of Trade. 

External links[edit]

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Yellow line
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Green line
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