Meadow Well Metro station

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Meadow Well
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Meadow Well station
Place North Shields
Local authority North Tyneside
Fare zone information
Network One zone 2&3
Metro zone B & C
Original (1979) zone 28
Station code SPK, then MWL
Opened 14 November 1982
as Smith's Park
Renamed 10 October 1994
Distance from Datum
OUT Distance WP 17.825 km
IN Distance PW 17.759 km
List of stations

Meadow Well Metro station is on the yellow line of the Tyne and Wear Metro in the UK, within the Meadow Well area of North Shields.

Originally named Smith's Park, the station was purpose built for the Metro and opened on 14 November 1982.

The station is located on the housing estate where the Meadow Well Riots took place in 1991, and although the area has significantly improved since then, it still suffers from crime and social problems and the station has often been the scene of a number of criminal acts. Much work, however, is being delivered on the Estate to tackle to root causes of poverty on the Estate, particularly through the interventions of the Cedarwood Trust.

After the redevelopment of the Meadow Well and Royal Quays areas, the station was reopened on 10 October 1994 with the name Meadow Well.

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Coordinates: 55°00′05″N 1°27′57″W / 55.0015°N 1.4658°W / 55.0015; -1.4658

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