Heworth Interchange

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Heworth
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Location
Place Heworth, Tyne and Wear
Local authority Gateshead
Fare zone information
Network One zone 2
Metro zone B
Original (1979) zone 36
Station code HEW
Operations
Platforms 2
Usage
Metro Usage 1.16[1] million
History
Opened 5 November 1979
Metro since 15 November 1981
Distance from Datum
OUT Distance 9.283
List of stations
Heworth National Rail Tyne and Wear Metro
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Location
Place Heworth
Local authority Gateshead
Coordinates 54°57′06″N 1°33′21″W / 54.9516°N 1.5558°W / 54.9516; -1.5558Coordinates: 54°57′06″N 1°33′21″W / 54.9516°N 1.5558°W / 54.9516; -1.5558
Grid reference NZ285619
Operations
Station code HEW
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 16,892
2011/12 Decrease 16,812
2012/13 Decrease 15,318
2013/14 Increase 16,622
2014/15 Decrease 15,432
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Tyne and Wear (Nexus)
History
Original company British Rail
5 November 1979 Station opened
15 November 1981 Metro services commenced
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Heworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Heworth Interchange serves the Heworth area of Gateshead, England. There is a station here on the Yellow and the Green Lines of the Tyne and Wear Metro as well as one on the Carlisle to Middlesbrough rail line operated by Northern.

Overview[edit]

Heworth opened in 1981 as the terminus of the Tyne and Wear Metro. In 1984, the line extended eastwards to South Shields. The railway station had opened on 5 November 1979, with the closure of Felling and Pelaw railway stations.[2] Prior to that, BR passenger trains had run on the southern pair of tracks, now used by Metro services, and for a short period they ran through the completed Metro platforms. For much of the time Heworth was a Metro terminus, trains reversed in the platforms, using the crossovers west of the station in passenger service. Reversals later took place at the new sidings at Pelaw once they had been completed.

Above the four platforms there is a bus station. The services that operate there are mainly operated by Go North East.

This interchange provides connections from the Tyne and Wear Metro to South Tyneside, Sunderland and Washington as well as other areas of Gateshead.

Facilities[edit]

The National Rail side of the station is unstaffed, but there is a Nexus travel centre here (staffed 07:00-18:00 weekdays, 09:00-18:00 Saturdays) which sells rail tickets. Other facilities available include an ATM, newsagents and public telephone. Train running information is offered via timetable posters, digital CIS displays and automated announcements. Step-free access to both Metro and heavy rail platforms is available via ramps.[3][4]

There is two car parking areas, 1 for short term and 1 long term. Both sites are on metro land but operated by Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead council.

Services[edit]

National Rail[edit]

Northern run hourly services (with one or two additional peak hour extras) westbound to Newcastle and eastbound to Middlesbrough via Sunderland and Hartlepool. Most westbound trains continue through to MetroCentre and Hexham, with a few running all the way to Carlisle. The majority of eastbound trains are extended to Nunthorpe. On Sundays, there is an hourly service between Middlesbrough & MetroCentre, plus a single through train to/from Whitby between March and early November.[5]

Nexus[edit]

Heworth is served by both Yellow line (St James - South Shields) and Green Line (Airport - South Hylton) routes - each run every 12 minutes during the daytime (Mon-Sat) and 15 minutes in the evenings and all day Sunday.[4]

Gallery[edit]

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. ^ "Disused Stations - Felling (2nd site)" Disused Stations; Retrieved 2014-04-09
  3. ^ Heworth station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 8 February 2017
  4. ^ a b Metro stations - Heworth Nexus.org.uk
  5. ^ Table 44 National Rail timetable, December 2016
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
National Rail National Rail
Northern
Durham Coast Line

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