tyne and wear metro

Originally posted 2016-10-25 15:18:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hebburn Metro station is a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro, in South Tyneside, England. It is on the system’s Yellow line, but was originally on the Green line before services to South Shields and South Hylton were swapped over.

The station is built on the site of a previous BR station, opened in 1872, and has staggered platforms, either side of a road overbridge. This section of line is single track, but there is a long passing loop here. On the north-west side, is a single-track Network Rail freight line, now used only by oil trains to Jarrow oil terminal; this also had a passing loop when built.

The road overbridge still has located on it 1970s BR notices warning people not to trespass on the railway, as well as signs on the Metro platforms. The BR ones were retained due to the freight only line being present.

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