Millfield Metro station

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Millfield
Tyne & Wear Metro
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Millfield Metro station
View of Millfield station from the front of an approaching train.
Location
PlaceMillfield
Local authoritySunderland
WGS8454°54′23″N 1°24′03″W / 54.9065°N 1.4009°W / 54.9065; -1.4009Coordinates: 54°54′23″N 1°24′03″W / 54.9065°N 1.4009°W / 54.9065; -1.4009
Fare zone information
Network One zone4
Metro zoneC
Original (1979) zone57
Station codeMLF
Usage
Metro Usage0.24[1] million
History
1 June 1853[2]Opened
1890Relocated
2 May 1955[3]Closed
Metro since31 March 2002
List of stations

Millfield is a Tyne and Wear Metro station in the suburb of the same name, which is located a little to the west of the centre of Sunderland. This station dates from the opening of the Pelaw to Sunderland and South Hylton metro extension in 2002, but stands on the alignment of the former Sunderland to Durham mainline that fell to the Beeching Axe in 1964. The Metro station is built on the site of the first Millfield station, south-east of Hylton Road (the former station master's house was demolished to allow the new station to be built), although it was later relocated on the north-west side of Hylton Road; that station closed in 1955, in advance of the line losing its passenger service.

Car parking facilities are available at the station which is also served by a taxi rank.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Automated Announcements / Track Map / Usage Statistics". 2015–2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/timetables-stations/millfield

External links[edit]

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