Originally posted 2016-10-25 15:35:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Central Station often referred to as Central is an underground station on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is located below Newcastle railway station, from which the Metro station gets its name. There are entrances to it from both inside and outside the main line station. The station sees five million passengers a year, making it the third busiest on the network after Monument and Haymarket.
The station has both entrances from inside the railway station for passengers transferring to or from National Rail services and entrances from the street outside to allow easy access and egress for passengers not using the rail system.
Metro services from this station replaced some routes that had formerly been operated from the mainline station towards Benton and Tynemouth via the North Tyneside Loop. In 1984 Metro reached South Shields Metro station replacing British Rail train services to South Shields. In 2002 Metro commenced services to Sunderland and South Hylton, sharing tracks with Northern services on the Durham Coast Line between Pelaw and Sunderland.