Tyne & Wear HER: 9378
Post code: NE25 8AZ
Grid ref: NZ34727211

Monkseaton Station


The railway station at Monkseaton opened 25th July 1915, replacing the former Whitley Junction station of 1860, which was located in what is now Souter Park. When the station was opened in 1915 electric trains ran from the coast to Newcastle, later switching to diesel trains. The station was converted to be part of the Tyne and Wear Metro, retaining the southbound platform and station buildings. The station is on the Local List.

Monkseaton Metro station is a station on the Yellow line of the Tyne and Wear Metro network, in Monkseaton, North Tyneside, England. The station opened in 1915 to replace the former Whitley Junction station of 1860 which was situated in what is now Souter Park. Much of the 1915 station was retained when the line was converted to Metro operation, although the northbound (In) platform and buildings were completely replaced. South of the station is a turnback siding allowing trains to terminate here, which a large number of additional peek time trains do.

The station is used by over 900,000 passengers per year.

Station artwork

The station features two stained glass artworks, incorporated into the original station canopies. The two works Beach and Shipyards were created by artist Mike Davies. Beach was designed by schoolgirl Rosalind Hurst.

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Tyne and Wear HER(9378): Monkseaton, Monkseaton Station (second)
- "Opened 25th July 1915. Designed by the same architect as the Park Hotel. Built to replace the original nineteenth century station (HER 2156) when the North Eastern Railway, Newcastle, Tynemouth ...

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Monkseaton - station interior

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Through the Bridge

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Metro at Monkseaton

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Monkseaton Ramp

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Monkseaton Metro Station

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Train at Monkseaton Metro Station

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Stained glass (east), Monkseaton Metro Station

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Monkseaton Metro station, Tyne & Wear

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Walkway to Monskeaton Metro

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